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A Dialogue on Sex and Spirit

With Dr. Deborah Taj Anapol, Ph.D. and Taber Shadburne, MA Deborah: I’ve noticed that when people talk about the union of sexuality and spirituality what they usually mean is taking sex and putting some ritual around it. All…

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Buddha’s Brain: The New Neuroscience and the Path of Awakening

By Rick Hanson and Rick Mendius In a way, the methodologies of Buddhist thought and science are essentially similar. ~ The Dalai Lama We all want to be truly happy. The question is, how? In Buddhist…

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Intimate Relationship as a Spiritual Crucible

by John Welwood Living with someone we love, with all the joys and challenges, is one of the best ways to grow spiritually. But real awakening only happens, says renowned psychologist John Welwood, in the charnel…

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The Myth of Enlightenment

by Jinen Jason Shulman There is a pervasive myth about enlightenment which, although repeated by many spiritual teachers, has its origins in a view of spirituality that arises from the misconceptions of the unhealed ego. We…

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Science’s Big Problem, Reincarnation’s Big Potential, and Buddhists’ Profound Embarrassment

By Ted Christopher The author writes that his article is intended to make some overdue points, the most basic of which is that the scientific understanding of life is easy to question in significant ways. The…

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Universe, Zeroverse, Buddhaverse: Robert Thurman

In his unique and masterly way Robert Thurman shares and reinterprets for our time Shakyamuni Buddha’s vision of the universe as recorded in the Vimalakirti Sutra. Combining his deep understanding of Buddhist scripture with humor and…

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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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