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Buddhist Science: Spiritual & Material Wisdom in the Service of Life, Robert A.F. Thurman

Many people think of Buddhism as a religion, but it is even more a science and a philosophy. In this talk and meditation, Robert Thurman elucidates how the Buddha discovered absolute relativity, 2500 years ahead of…

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The Indra’s Net

“Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out indefinitely in all directions….

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Tandava the Cosmic Dance, Daniel Odier

This is an exrbpt from Daniel Odier’s Tandava the Cosmic Dance day long practice at SAND16 in Italy. Daniel Odier became a disciple of Kalou Rinpoche in 1968. Following his teachings, he receives the transmission of…

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Why Believe in Rebirth?

By Jeffrey Long   In a now famous conversation between Carl Sagan and the Dalai Lama, Sagan, a scientist and renowned skeptic, asks, “Your Holiness, what if we were to prove, scientifically, that there is no…

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Nāgārjuna and the Greek Philosophers

If you study philosophy from different parts of the world for any length of time, you will eventually run into ideas that seem remarkably similar. The next logical question then becomes, “Did one philosophical tradition influence…

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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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An Ever-Changing Self – Neuroscience Backs Buddhism

By Olivia Goldhill While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just…

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Free and Easy: A Spontaneous Vajra Song

By Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche Happiness can not be found through great effort and willpower, but is already present, in open relaxation and letting go. Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do or undo. Whatever momentarily…

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