Andrew Olendzki

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Magazine Society & Environment

Of Mara and Men

Women can’t catch a break, it seems. This was as true in the Buddha’s time as it is today. The nun Sundarinanda pretended to be ill and skipped a meal in order to avoid a sexual predator, but she was pursued and violated by him anyway. The nun Citta sneaked out of her sleeping area […]

By Andrew Olendzki
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No Exceptions

Lovingkindness is a powerful practice for developing goodwill toward all—but should we extend it to include the jerks and monsters of our world?

By Andrew Olendzki
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