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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

| May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 3

This is “Part 3” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself).   If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 2

This is “Part 2” of a series on Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s Forgiveness Challenge:   http://forgivenesschallenge.com/   which aligns with the ideas of a Secular Buddhism more than many expect (just keep reading and see for yourself). If you haven’t read the first article, I encourage you to here: Part 1 I suspect that this […]

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The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

| May 17, 2015 | 2 Comments
The Forgiveness Challenge – Part 1

All Buddhisms place a high value on the truth, and so that is where I’ll begin: The Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, so involved in the process of reconciliation (i.e. forgiveness) in post-Apartheid South Africa, decided to take what he learned from those experiences (and those of others) and turn it into a sort of program […]

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On the Path

| May 12, 2015 | 9 Comments
On the Path

The Fourth and last Noble Truth is the most complex and important. In the suttas the Buddha gives many different understandings of the Path to nibbāna, but of those the one most associated with the Fourth Noble Truth is the Eightfold Path. This is the path of right view, right intention, right speech, right action, […]

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Practice Circle: Trust Emergence

| May 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
Practice Circle: Trust Emergence

At Practice Circle, we’re working with an interactive mindfulness practice developed by Gregory Kramer called Insight Dialogue. In this practice, we work with a partner, and take turns speaking and listening to one another on a theme chosen to help us share on a deep level. Although we are conversing, Insight Dialogue isn’t chatting; it’s […]

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On Cessation

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
On Cessation

The Third Noble Truth is the truth of the cessation of craving; that there is a method by which craving can come to an end within a human lifetime. As such it is a rather spare truth: the content of that method awaits the Fourth Noble Truth for its elaboration. What is the cessation of […]

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On Craving

| April 23, 2015 | 5 Comments
On Craving

Last time we looked at the Noble Truth of suffering, of dukkha. As we saw, it is not easy to understand precisely what “suffering” amounts to in the Buddha’s dhamma, and part of what we need to do to understand it is to see how it is produced, how it relates to the Second Noble Truth […]

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