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The Dharmic Life

The Buddha’s journey from upper-class royalty to no-class enlightenment had enough twists and turns to fill a saga. Each stage of his life contains lessons on freeing ourselves from suffering applicable to our own lives here and now. Zen Buddhist priest Gesshin Greenwood shows us how the characters in the Buddha’s story illuminate aspects of our psychological lives: from the Buddha’s father’s attempts to shield his son from life’s suffering, to Mara’s efforts to sabotage the Buddha with delusion, to Ananda’s dedication to convince the Buddha to accept women into his community.

By Gesshin Claire Greenwood
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Exploring What Is

Buddhism advises us to accept everything in our experience, pleasant and unpleasant, as our own. One practitioner on using the Buddha’s first teachings as a lodestar during the frightening uncertainty of aging.

By Douglas Penick
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