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IdeasMagazine | Feature

Democratic from the Start

Western Buddhist groups often assume that hierarchical modes of organization are inherent to Buddhism. But there's another part of Buddhist tradition—one that embraces political equality.

By James Kierstead

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Magazine | Special Section

The Gift of Fear

Fear is a part of human nature, so there is little point in forcing ourselves to overcome it or pretending to be unaffected by it. In fact, we do so at our peril.

By Dharmavidya David Brazier

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