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    Green Koans Case 22: Handing Down the Lotus Paid Member

    CASE #22:    Handing Down the LotusIn the Lotus Sutra, Shakyamuni teaches: "One person, having heard, responds with joy and spreads the teachings, and the teachings in this way continue to be handed along from one to another until they reach a fiftieth person." More »
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    Train Your Mind: Don't Be So Predictable Paid Member

    The Mind-Training Slogans, #30Each Friday, Acharya Judy Lief, teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, comments on one of Atisha's 59 mind-training (Tib. lojong) slogans, which serve as the basis for a complete practice.More »
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    Green Koans Case 21: Blue Mountains Walking Paid Member

    Dōgen Kigen (1200-1253) CASE #21:    Blue Mountains Walking More »
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    Train Your Mind: Abandon Poisonous Food Paid Member

    The Mind-Training Slogans, Slogan #29Each Friday, Acharya Judy Lief, teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, comments on one of Atisha's 59 mind-training (Tib. lojong) slogans, which serve as the basis for a complete practice. More »
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    Green Koans Case 20: Indra's Grass Stalk Paid Member

      CASE #20: Indra’s Grass StalkWhen the World-Honored One was walking with his assembly, he pointed to the ground with his hand and said, “This place is good for building a temple.” Hearing this, the god Indra took a stalk of grass and stuck it in the ground and said, “The temple has been built.” At this, the World-Honored One smiled.BACKGROUND:World-Honored One: A traditional epithet for Shakyamuni Buddha. The term is inclusive, meaning that the Buddha is honored not only by human beings, but by all beings, including the planet itself. More »
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    Green Koans Case 19: One Small Candle Paid Member

    CASE #19:    One Small CandleShakyamuni taught: “As the light of a small candle will spread from one to another in succession, so the light of the Buddha’s compassion will pass from one mind to another endlessly.” More »