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Intro to Buddhist Art

| February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments
Intro to Buddhist Art

What are some of the hallmarks of Buddhist art, and how has it developed over the years? These are big questions that we will only begin to tackle in this video. We’ll look at Buddhist art with an emphasis on its origins, and finally ask the question whether anything really qualifies as Buddhist art at […]

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A “Re~Collection” on Building, Renewing, and Sustaining Sanghas – (reposted from “Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand” blog)

| February 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
A “Re~Collection” on Building, Renewing, and Sustaining Sanghas – (reposted from “Secular Buddhism in Aotearoa New Zealand” blog)

“It can be said that a Sangha is like a projection of its individual members. There cannot be healthy relationships with others if “the self” is not known, accepted, and sustained. So do that internal work first. Then if and only if new relationships are actually desirable, try out some of what is suggested here…. […]

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Episode 288 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Dharma of The Princess Bride

| February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments
Episode 288 :: Ethan Nichtern :: The Dharma of The Princess Bride

Ethan Nichtern Ethan Nichtern returns to the podcast to speak about his book The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships. The dharma, those lessons about how we live our lives and the suffering that is an inherent aspect of conditioned existence, […]

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Practice Circle: Mindful Movement

| February 9, 2018 | 0 Comments
Practice Circle: Mindful Movement

Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 11th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to […]

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Online, Together, Meditating, Secular: An Event Announcement from New Zealand!

| December 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Online, Together, Meditating, Secular: An Event Announcement from New Zealand!

For those who don’t know, New Zealand has a lively Secular Buddhist community: http://secularbuddhism.org.nz/ http://www.onemindfulbreath.org.nz/ http://abet.nz/   Last month, the prominent Ramsey Margolis announced via his newsletter that he wanted to try to lead a free, online meditation using Zoom similar to SBA US’s Practice Circle. Not only had he gone out of his way to […]

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My First Retreat (Part 1 of 3) – a Zen sesshin at Rocky Mountain EcoDharma

| October 12, 2017 | 2 Comments
My First Retreat (Part 1 of 3) – a Zen sesshin at Rocky Mountain EcoDharma

What do you call it when the food at the retreat doesn’t agree with you? 30 minutes of sh*tting meditation J/k lol, everyone. This joke (which has probably been thought of before) occurred to me during one of the breaks. I was resting in my room, and I overheard a woman whispering a remark to […]

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Three Marks of Existence, or Three Factors of Human Experience?

| June 26, 2017 | 1 Comment
Three Marks of Existence, or Three Factors of Human Experience?

Introduction Along with the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, one of the core beliefs of Buddhists is the notion that there are three basic characteristics or “marks” of existence – dukkha (suffering), anicca (impermanence), and anatta (not-self). In the Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta and other discourses the Buddha avoided entering into a debate over […]

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