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What is Right Speech?

| August 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
What is Right Speech?

What did the Buddha have to say about right speech? It was more than just “Don’t lie.” Some of his conclusions may be helpful to us today in a world of instant communication, both one-to-one and one-to-many.

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Vlog: Cults and Weird Buddhism

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
Vlog: Cults and Weird Buddhism

Today I’ll discuss some experiences with a teacher of mine who was in a couple of cults, plus an example of weird Buddhism that provides a bit of a lesson.  

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What is Right Intention?

| August 7, 2017 | 0 Comments
What is Right Intention?

As we traverse the path, the quality of our intention is of great importance. What are the three key aspects of Right Intention? We’ll try to answer that question in this video. Thanks for watching!

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What is Right View?

| July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
What is Right View?

The first step along the Eightfold Path is Right View. We will see that Right View has three interrelated aspects, all of which are key to unlocking its secrets. For a very in-depth, scholarly treatment of the subject, see Paul Fuller’s book The Notion of Diṭṭhi in Theravāda Buddhism.

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Intro to Buddhism

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
Intro to Buddhism

Today we’ll touch on a bit of the early history of Buddhism and its context within ancient India, its social structure, and a little about some later developments. Thanks for watching!

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Vlog: Meditation and a Podcast

| July 20, 2017 | 2 Comments
Vlog: Meditation and a Podcast

On this vlog I’ll talk about the strange instructions that started me off meditating, and a great podcast I was just on. Hope you enjoy! Links in this video: The Workshed Podcast Insight Timer

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Buddhism’s Key Texts

| July 17, 2017 | 0 Comments
Buddhism’s Key Texts

Philosophies and religions the world over have key texts outlining their founders’ beliefs and aims. What are Buddhism’s key texts? Some mentioned here: Majjhima Nikāya trans. by Ñāṇamoli and Bodhi Dīgha Nikāya trans. by Walshe Aṅguttara Nikāya trans. by Bodhi Saṃyutta Nikāya trans. by Bodhi Dhammapada trans. by Fronsdal Sutta-Nipāta trans. by Saddhatissa Questions of […]

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