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Ippen Shōnin: Among All

There is nothing that is not the Name.

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Buddha Shakyamuni: Leadership

When animals are crossing a ford, if the one in front goes crookedly, all the others go crookedly. So too, among human beings, when the leader behaves unrighteously, other people … Continue reading

November 15, 2018 · 5 Comments

Deborah DeNicola: The Evening News

It’s another option if you’re ruling out suicide— Ruin rents the land and vermillion limns the fire. Wires scorch down the spines of weight-bearing walls. Rain rusts dull as a … Continue reading

July 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tashi Nyima: Rage and Outrage

Some well-intentioned persons believe that rage and outrage are necessary for beneficial activism. However, all variations of anger, while making us feel “sharp”, actually dull the mind and make us … Continue reading

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

David R. Loy: Healing Ecology

What Can Buddhism contribute to our understanding of the Ecological Crisis? As a complex religious tradition, or group of traditions, Buddhism has a lot to say about the natural world. … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

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