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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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August at Akiko’s

An unlikely friendship develops between a drifting young jazz musician and the quirky proprietor of a Buddhist B&B in this lyrical homage to Zen and the Japanese American communities of Hawaii.

By Christopher Makoto Yogi

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