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October 30, 2018
by Tenzin
Ideally, my focus is not on how close I'm getting to my destination up the trail but on how close I'm getting to what's around me.

The simple act of being fully in a...

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March 2, 2018
by Kosho Uchiyama
We often find that no matter how hard we try, we do not succeed.

In only one period in my life did I receive a salary. That was for about six months when I was a teacher at a...

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We often find that no matter how hard we try, we do not succeed.

In only one period in...

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April 6, 2016
by Jaimal Yogis

In the centuries after the Buddha’s death, his followers created rifts and various Buddhist schools—Theravada and Mahayana being just two of the biggest divisions—each claiming...

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In the centuries after the Buddha’s death, his followers created rifts and various...

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March 2, 2016
by Master Guojun

When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to the mountainous countryside of northern Malaysia. Imagine our excitement at being on this...

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When I was in my teens my class took a weeklong field trip by bus from Singapore to...

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January 13, 2016
by Brad Warner

Excerpt from Hardcore Zen by Brad Warner.

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October 21, 2015
by David R. Loy

From A New Buddhist Path by David Loy.

Nonattachment is, of course, what we are...

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September 30, 2015
by Koitsu Yokoyama

Excerpt from An Intelligent Life by Koitsu Yokoyama.

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August 19, 2015
by Anita Feng

Excerpt from Sid by Anita Feng.

KAPILAVASTU The Himalayan foothills, Nepal, 5th... read more »

Excerpt from Sid by...

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August 5, 2015
by Koun Yamada

Excerpt from Zen: The Authentic Gate by Koun Yamada.

Although belief, understanding,...

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June 24, 2015
by Muso Soseki

Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our spiritual aspirations when we still have connections to the material world? In this excerpt from...

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Does the spiritual life demand starkness and sacrifice? Can we follow our...

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