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    A Gathering of "Wild and Wise" Women Paid Member

    Spirit Rock Meditation Center hosted its fourth annual "Wild and Wise" Buddhist women's weekend gathering, September 25-26. Located in the rural hills of California, the retreat was led by Tsultlim Allione, author of Women of Wisdom; China Galland, author of The Bond Among Women; eco-philosophcr and Buddhist activist Joanna Macy; and Deena Metzer, a Bay Arca poet whose latest book is Looking For the Faces of God. Proceeds went to Tara Mandala, the Buddhist retreat center in southwest Colorado, which Ms. Allione founded and now directs. Every year, presentations and discussions have revolved around a distinct subject, but each weekend has built upon the previous ones—expanding and making more familiar the language and concepts by which women can articulate the concerns that many in the Dharma have confronted alone and in silence. More »
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    Right Reading Paid Member

    Toni PackerFounder and resident teacher, Spring-water Center for Meditative InquiryRochester, New York Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David BohmDavid PeatAddison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co.: Reading, MA, 1996.$25.00. Hard cover. 353 pp Since he was a small boy, Bohm was interested in how everything works together. His work in physics was less about the mathematics of it and more about finding the meaning of wholeness - of the individual and society and the cosmos. It was this interest in wholeness that led him to his dialogues with Krishnamurti, who I am also very interested in.Jan WillisProfessor of Tibetan BuddhismWesleyan University Living Buddha, Living ChristThich Nhat HanhRiverhead: New York, 1996.$20.00. Hard cover. 208 pp. More »
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    Buddhist Journal Beat Paid Member

    A survey of material from Buddhist journals compiled by Rick Fields, Tricycle's Editor-at-Large:BUDDHIST-CHRISTIAN STUDIES More »
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    The Science of Enlightenment: Meditative Medicine Paid Member

    Listening alongside His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a recent conference on meditation, I was inspired by the notion I was hearing that this century may be remembered less for its velvet revolutions than for the more obscure transformations that have softened the mechanized edges of medicine. Lately, new research areas bearing such names as "bio-individuality," "psycho-neuroimmunology" and "the quantum theory of consciousness" have quietly appeared. To many scientists, these areas are independent of the groundbreaking revolution in relativity, which let physicists see matter as part waves and science as pan religion. But if quantum physics has taught us anything, it is that what appears to be continents actually may be just as cohesive as oceans. Some observers of science see such breakthroughs as a "wave revolution" that is shifting Western science toward the wisdom of Asian traditions. More »