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Foundations Of Buddhist Thought – The Transformation Of Suffering

The Buddha was born with the name Siddhārtha Gautama sometime  around 563 BC in the small kingdom of the Shakya republic in what is now known as the town of Lumbini in Napal. His father was Śuddhodana, King of the Shakya clan. His mother, Queen Maha Maya, died during childbirth and he was raised by […]

The Art Of Suffering

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh gave a dharma talk on Sunday, March 10  in Plum Village, France in Upper Hamlet. The topic of his talk was the art of suffering. He said that we have many books on the art of happiness and we need a book on the art of suffering. We know that we cannot avoid […]

What Is The Difference Between Pain And Suffering?

I found this wonderful video on the Buddhist Geeks site and on YouTube. In the video, Kelly McGonigal says that pain is not suffering. Dr. Kelly McGonigal is senior teacher and consultant for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE). She is also author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It […]

Meditation Practices to Reduce Suffering

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people. He is also probably the most inspiring teacher of meditation practices to reduce suffering. The Tibetan people have suffered tremendously at the hands of the Chinese and those in exile had to leave everything behind. Yet, they seem to have a positive […]

Words of Wisdom for September 20, 2023

Dear Friends: Take some time to look at suffering rather than avoid it by looking elsewhere. There are opportunities for doing this all around you, as both small and large examples of suffering abound. Pay close attention to the quality of mind that occurs when you are giving sustained attention to the suffering of another. […]

Words of Wisdom for September 18, 2023

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Words of Wisdom for August 8, 2023

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Words of Wisdom for August 5, 2023

Dear Friends: “By constant practice, one day this energy will reach to your sahasrar, the crown chakra. But meanwhile it will pass through other chakras and on each chakra there are different experiences; on each chakra your life will be filled with a new light. And as your energy passes through each chakra, new fragrances, […]

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