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    Family Dharma: Blessing Our Children Paid Member

    Years ago, as a newcomer to Buddhism and meditation practice, I subscribed to what I have come to believe is somewhat of a misconception about the original teachings of the Buddha. I thought that the Buddha’s primary concern was Nirvana - the ultimate release from endless lifetimes of suffering. I also assumed that the Buddha’s message was directed primarily to monastics -- monks and nuns who choose a life of renunciation, study, and meditation practice over immersion in the everyday world. More »
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    Among Other Things Paid Member

    Martha Henry wonders if she should become a nun. More »
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    Little Decisions Paid Member

    Listen to the MP3 version of this story here. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: B. Alan Wallace Paid Member

    1. yeshe asks: What connection is there between Sanskrit "atman" or Tibetan "bdag," usually translated "self," and the Western notion (religious or otherwise) of "soul?" In other words, in what way, if at all, is the Buddha's teaching on no-self a teaching that we have no soul? More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: B. Alan Wallace Paid Member

    Alan Wallace answers questions from Tricycle readers.B. Alan Wallace answers questions from Tricyclereaders. Read Tricycle Q & A Answers from Gehlek Rimpoche, Lama Surya Das, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Daniel Goleman, Mark Epstein, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, and Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara. More »
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    Tricycle Q & A: Thanissaro Bhikkhu Paid Member

    Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu answers questions from Tricycle readers. More »