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New Lotus #140

(2012-04-01)

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Ajanta - A Portrait of Faith

Ajanta - A Portrait of Faith

“One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.” - Dogen...

Health / Psychology

MBSR and Buddhist Mindfulness: Seeking Continuities, Not Differences

MBSR and Buddhist Mindfulness: Seeking Continuities, Not Differences

As anyone interested in meditation or Buddhism will have noticed, there has been...

Meditation / Spirituality

Don’t Rush Past the Suffering

Don’t Rush Past the Suffering

Suffering—we are all familiar with this term, and if we have lived for mor...

Arts & Culture

Sunbeam, Stone, Water, Wood: A Travelogue of Bongamsa Temple

Sunbeam, Stone, Water, Wood: A Travelogue of Bongamsa Temple

South Korea’s temples exemplify everything that makes the Buddhist heart b...

Festivals

The Magha Puja Festival: A Time to Make Merit for Southeast Asian Buddhists

The Magha Puja Festival: A Time to Make Merit for Southeast Asian Buddhists

The Southeast Asian countries Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar are known fo...

Commentary

Crisis and Opportunity—Can Theravada Buddhism Meet the Challenge?

Crisis and Opportunity—Can Theravada Buddhism Meet the Challenge?

The Buddhist sangha is perhaps the longest-lived institution in world history. I...

Columnists

Embracing the Moment: The Buddhist Photography of Alan McArthur

Embracing the Moment: The Buddhist Photography of Alan McArthur

Buddhist Novice Monks, Chiang Mai, Thailand. By Alan McArthur, 2010?. Photograph...

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Humility, Faith, and Other-Power: Shinran’s

Humility, Faith, and Other-Power: Shinran’s "Tannisho"

The so-called sectarianism of Buddhism in Japan has enabled Pure Land Buddhism t...

Meditation / Spirituality

“Wisdom 2.0”: Hacking Buddhism to Make a Better Samsara

“Wisdom 2.0”: Hacking Buddhism to Make a Better Samsara

As I approach the magnificently remodeled San Francisco Marriott in Union Square...

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Amitabha-invocation Should Not Be Mixed With Other Buddha-invocations

Amitabha-invocation Should Not Be Mixed With Other Buddha-invocations

Just one Buddha, instead of all Buddhas We have previously discussed why, in...