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The Three Principles of Awakening

Dawa Tarchin Phillips

In Tibetan Buddhism, view, meditation, and action frame the path to enlightenment. In this series, Dawa Tarchin Phillips breaks down the way these three principles build upon each other to give rise to and stabilize direct experience of emptiness.

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Mindfulness of the Four Elements: Reconnecting with the World

Sebene Selassie
sebene selassie teaching mindfulness of the four elements

In the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha taught practitioners to contemplate the four elements—earth, fire, water, and air—as a foundation of mindfulness practice. Our Meditation Month teacher, Sebene Selassie, shows how this oft-overlooked practice of examining the elements as basic metaphors for experience can help us see our inherent connections to nature.

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Living the Lotus Sutra

Myokei Caine-Barrett

Nichiren Shonin taught that the essence of the Lotus Sutra is found by developing faith through chanting what’s called the daimoku (or the odaimoku), the sutra’s sacred title. Myokei Caine-Barrett, the first woman and the first Westerner to hold the position of bishop in the Nichiren Order of North America, leads us through daimoku practice.

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Pilgrimage Unbound

Lama Elizabeth Monson

Pilgrimage is often thought of as a transformative journey to a far away place with trials and tribulations along the way, but this doesn’t always have to be the case. Learn how Himalayan Buddhist ways of relating to sacred spaces can inform a sense of pilgrimage grounded in the routines of our everyday lives.

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My Soul Drifts Light Upon A Sea of Trees

After losing two friends and an uncle to suicide, Zen priest Itettsu Nemoto made it his life’s mission to support those struggling with depression and suicidal behavior. My Soul Drifts Light upon a Sea of Trees follows three of the hundreds of people Nemoto has counseled as their lives are transformed by his holistic, community-based approach to suicide prevention.

By Heinrich Dahms

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