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Last week I wrote a diary asking if it was possible to feel compassion for my enemies. The responses I received were phenomenal: thought provoking challenges, words of encouragement - far more than ...
by 84thProblem
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 07:07 PM PST with 9 Recommends
For a little over a decade I've been flirting with Buddhism. To be honest, I'm not very good at it. Last summer though I decided to try to take it a bit more seriously. So I dropped in to the Rime ...
by 84thProblem
Comment Count 107 comments on Tue Dec 03, 2013 at 08:57 PM PST with 29 Recommends
In 960 CE, Emperor Taizu (太祖) of Song unified China and established the Northern Song dynasty. This dynasty is known for its elegant living, artistic achievements, and high intellectual pursuits.
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 27 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 07:58 AM PST with 79 Recommends
During the seventh century CE, Xuanzang (玄奘) was the Chinese Buddhist monk whose travels helped to open the interaction between China and India during the Tang Dynasty. A portrait of ...
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 08:06 AM PST with 45 Recommends
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else. -The Buddha Marx: "constant ...
by annieli
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 03:01 PM PST with 14 Recommends
In 483 BCE, Prince Siddhartha Gautama, who has the title of Buddha, died. His last words: “Never forget it: decay is inherent in all things.”
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 16 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 07:02 AM PST with 41 Recommends
What I read last month. The centerpiece, for politically minded people, is William Ecenbarger's account of the Pennsylvania juvenile judge who accepted bribes to keep his rich buddy's juvenile ...
by AdmiralNaismith
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 16 Recommends
The Nan Wua Temple, located near the little village of Bronkhorstspruit in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, is the largest Buddhist temple anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Jan 04, 2014 at 08:59 AM PST with 23 Recommends
The worldwide plight of the Felidae is well known. Tigers are down to a mere 3,500 individuals. Snow leopards may have only 3,500-7,000 representatives. Cat conservation faces numerous problems, ...
by Username4242
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:20 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
Time, our place in time and our place within a social structure are focused on in Ruth Ozeki’s Man Booker Prize long-listed novel, A Tale for the Time Being . What gives the novel its ...
by bookgirl
Comment Count 28 comments on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
The Zen mealtime verse: The Five Thoughts We rnust think deeply of the ways and means by which this food has come. We must consider our merit when accepting it We rnust protect ourselves from error ...
by la motocycliste
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Oct 09, 2013 at 07:43 AM PDT with 125 Recommends
Part 1 Dogs and dishes wake me at 6am. After breakfast, I watch the Thimphu street life start up. An old man seated in the middle of a field of sand slowly pulls off his pants and starts filling ...
by erratic
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 07:37 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Back in another life, during the Dot-Boom, I put a poster of Bhutan up on the window in front of my computer, at the start-up ISP I was working at. We had racks of modems attached to phone lines, ...
by erratic
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 07:27 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
What, from the Buddhist perspective, is wrong with Republicans? Can we help them? What are they doing wrong, and what motivates them to do so? And what should we be doing in response? It is not ...
by Mokurai
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 08:00 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
"Harm reduction" is commonly used to describe compassionate policies that address harmful behaviors by individuals : Harm reduction (or less commonly known as harm minimization) is a range of ...
by ryeland
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 04:22 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
I think I've posted this on DK before, ran into it recently as I realized to my regret that the Cicada Brood II tide had not reached my shores. I'm always grateful for the comments and support from ...
by erratic
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue May 21, 2013 at 09:03 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
New York, N.Y. Speaking broadly, we don’t appreciate Bollywood because we don’t understand it. We fail to grasp it not for any intellectual flaw, but for a major cultural one: we didn’t grow ...
by jimluce
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun May 12, 2013 at 01:18 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
It must be wonderful to walk down the same street every day, and greet people as you go, to have the same conversations year after year, slight variations on a familiar timetable, a regular path ...
by erratic
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:21 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I have written about many books, and attempted to introduce people to many authors of fiction whose work held special appeal to me, particularly within the deeply underappreciated field of Japanese ...
by ArkDem14
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri May 03, 2013 at 03:00 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Inspired by Hunter's latest gem and originally posted at New Worlds . It was the Wednesday night dharma talk at the lighthouse. The teacher was a guy who has talked there countless times. He's a ...
by Max Wyvern
Comment Count 257 comments on Thu May 02, 2013 at 10:24 AM PDT with 85 Recommends