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A Not-So-Full Enlightenment

I got an email recently that was pretty cool. In it the anonymous writer rather pointedly suggested that I was wrong to suggest that Alan Chapman's self-professed "full" enlightenment, documented over at his site, Open Enlightenment, was at best an example of a...

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A little bit on kensho…

Over at digitalZENDO, there is an great piece on discussing the elusive experience of insight that Zennists call kensho: Avoiding talking about Kensho, does not make use virtuous or spiritual. Maybe it's the contrary, it perhaps avoiding a direct conversation that...

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The Dalai Lama, Mandela, and Gandhi just chillaxin’

Over at the elephant journal, Waylon Lewis shares some smile material with this one: This brilliant, almost-too-subtle (just a line at bottom) ad campaign was created by UNCLE Grey A/S Denmark. It vividly reminds us that in getting up off the couch, in working our...

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Forgotten Elephants

And the tragedy continues for the elephants of Thailand: Once the revered symbol of Thai culture, the backbone of industry and the protector of the country’s sovereignty during war, elephants now wander the streets of Bangkok, reduced to providing rides for tourists...

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An Excerpt from an Interview with Adyashanti

I have a lot of respect for Adyashanti and his approach to teaching. He's genuine, honest, and has the capacity to creatively turn up the heat on his students. Here's an excerpt from an interview that Tami Simon did: I no longer believe the next thought that I have....

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Norman Fischer writes for the NYT’s Happy Days Blog

Last week's posted a nice piece by Norman Fischer: As most people know, a Zen meditation retreat is not a vacation. Despite the silence and the beauty, despite the respite from the busyness, the experience can be grueling. The meditation practice is...

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Five Things Religion-Haters Should Know

Stuart Davis offers us a nice piece of writing that confronts what many might see as fundamental flaws in the Rationalist's arguments against religion. I just finished reading God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens. He's given us another powerful work in the vein of...

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Rachel Hiles comments on her twitter reluctance over at Tricycle in a post called  A Buddhist’s Guide to Twitter. As someone slow to embrace the Twitter phenomenon, I’ve approached the site with great caution, and perhaps a touch of suspicion. I often wondered if I...

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