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New Lotus #140

(2012-04-01)

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“Dakini As Art”: The Buddhist Feminine in Art

“Dakini As Art”: The Buddhist Feminine in Art

“When you arrive at the extinction of reality, there is nothing but the spontane...

Mahayana

Teachings by Master Xu Yun on “Huatou”-style Practice in Chan

Teachings by Master Xu Yun on “Huatou”-style Practice in Chan

The Chan master Empty Cloud (Xu Yun; 1840–1959) is known for his simple and dire...

Arts & Culture

Dharma Screenings: Buddhist Film and Pop Culture—“Buddha 2”: A Flawed Production with Compelling Characters

Dharma Screenings: Buddhist Film and Pop Culture—“Buddha 2”: A Flawed Production with Compelling Characters

In this three-part series, we explore the Buddhist presence in pop culture media...

Vajrayana

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Two - Meeting Lama Yeshe

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part Two - Meeting Lama Yeshe

Ani Zamba Chozom was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nu...

Philosophy / Religion

The “Yogyakarta Statement”: Guidelines for Religious Harmony and Communal Stability

The “Yogyakarta Statement”: Guidelines for Religious Harmony and Communal Stability

In recent years, we have heard much about the importance of mutual tolerance and...

Commentary

Slavery and Spiritual Dignity: A Buddhist Response to the Vatican’s Vesak Message

Slavery and Spiritual Dignity: A Buddhist Response to the Vatican’s Vesak Message

On 21 April, the Roman Catholic Church issued a Vesak message for the world’s Bu...

Vajrayana

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part One - Journey to India

The Life Story of Ani Zamba Chozom: Part One - Journey to India

Ani Zamba Chozom was one of the first Westerners to be ordained as a Buddhist nu...

Columnists

Jizo: Japan’s Beloved Savior of Lost Souls

Jizo: Japan’s Beloved Savior of Lost Souls

Printed multiple images of Jizo. Japan, Muromachi period (1333–1574), ink ...

Columnists

Interview with a Practitioner: “My Wish is to Become Truly Buddhist by the Time I Die”

Interview with a Practitioner: “My Wish is to Become Truly Buddhist by the Time I Die”

In the early 1990s, when my family first moved to England from India, we settled...

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Confusion, Doubt, and Misunderstanding in the Exclusive Practice of Amitabha-recitation

Confusion, Doubt, and Misunderstanding in the Exclusive Practice of Amitabha-recitation

Practitioners following the Path of the Great Vow in Pure Land Buddhism as class...