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    The Secret Life of the Street Paid Member

    Australian Zen teacher Susan Murphy on finding solitude in the city More »
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    Like a Pig In... Paid Member

    Tibetan Buddhist teacher Geshe Sonam Rinchen isn't afraid to rub our noses in the dangers of ignorance More »
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    Buddha Buzz Fall 2003 Paid Member

    Give me a Brake! More »
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    Da, The Buddhist Paid Member

    What happens when a lapsed-Catholic house painter from Glasgow suddenly takes up Buddhist meditation? For Jimmy McKenna—”Da” (Scottish for “Dad”) in Buddha Da, Anne Donovan’s acclaimed first novel, just published in the U.S.—it’s the undoing of his pleasant if predictable life with wife, Liz, and adolescent daughter, Anne Marie. The three chronicle the fallout from Jimmy’s spiritual quest in alternating chapters (and Scottish dialect). Here’s Anne Marie: More »
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    Buddha Buzz Summer 2005 Paid Member

    Fore Noble TruthsMany people these days seem to think that 18 holes of golf is about the closest one can come to nirvana. Now a New York company has taken that logic one step further, producing Buddha Balls: golf balls with vaguely Zennish sayings and drawings of fat little monks on them. Sample remark: “The self says: I am. The ball says: You are nothing.” No word yet on whether they’ll be marketing a combination nine-iron and Zen hitting stick. More »