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The Land of Many Dharmas
For the first time, Buddhists from virtually every tradition can be found in the same country—even the same city. We have an unprecedented opportunity to learn from one another.
Personal Reflections Humor
I Take Refuge in the Humor
Brent R. Oliver finds his reliance on comedy has become rusted armor holding him back.
This Changes Nothing: A Dharmic Response to the Election of Donald Trump
One practitioner talks about how to take refuge in Trump's America.
Fun Fact Friday
The Three Jewels
Etymology: The Three Jewels
Defining the Buddha, the dharma, and the sangha.
How to Receive the Teachings
The three positive attitudes that allow the dharma to penetrate your heart
Family Dharma: Taking Refuge (On the Wings of Angels)
While on silent vipassana retreat many years ago, I was introduced to the Buddhist tradition of Taking Refuge. Along with about one hundred other yogis (retreatants), I repeated after our teachers these phrases: “I take refuge…
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