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The Selfless Self

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What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.” Sure, it’s a joke, but it also points to a real anxiety at the heart of modern-day Buddhism: How do I ensure that my personal commitment to practice extends beyond myself? Responding to this fear, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Surya Das offers a whole new approach to the practice, one he calls “inter-meditation.”