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The Foundations of Mindfulness – Part One

by Swati Desai Satipatthana Sutta[1] contains the most succinct description of Mindfulness, the meditation style and the accompanying philosophy currently enjoying widespread popularity in the Western world. In India, Guru Goenkaji’s Vipassana retreats based on teachings from Satipatthana Sutta have been…

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Sangha

by Danna Faulds Teach me what I cannot learn alone. Let us share what we know, and what we cannot fathom. Speak to me of mysteries, and let us never lie to one another. May our…

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The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

By Steven Parton, From CuriousApes.com Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes the cerebral clockwork to click into place, and…

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Many Roads to Here & Now

The ever-present, ever-changing, nonconceptual actuality of the present moment is effortlessly presenting itself right now. This bare being is nondual, undivided, boundless, and without obstruction. But we don’t always seem to be experiencing life in this…

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Guidepost of Silent Illumination

by Master Hongzhi Silent and serene, forgetting words, bright clarity appears before you. Dropping judgements and names, sitting serene, Prajna Wisdom lights up the you-before-world. When you reflect it you become vast, where you embody it…

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Change by Nagarjuna

English version by Stephen Batchelor If something has an essence– How can it ever change Into anything else? A thing doesn’t change into something else– Youth does not age, Age does not age. If something changed…

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The Roots of Coming to Peace, Part 2

by Isa Gucciardi In Africa, ubuntu is a term used to describe the shared purpose, common goals, and equality that comes from the Bantu language spoken throughout many countries in Central, Southeast, and Southern Africa. It…

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The Roots of Coming to Peace, Part 1

by Isa Gucciardi “There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.” – Black Elk We are all connected, through the air we…

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