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Sixteen Questions and Answers on Karma. Views on Good and Evil

An exploration of karma (actions/deeds with consequences) needs to be brought into public conversation in the West on personal, social and political issues. Continue reading 



Seven Kinds of Karma. Do you need to give attention to any of them?

It is important to understand the essential meaning of karma. Continue reading 



Fundamentals of the Middle Way. Selection of about 182 Verses from Text of Nagarjuna, 2nd century Buddhist Sage

FUNDAMENTALS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
(Mulamadhyamaka-Karika). Written by Nagarjuna, the second century Buddhist sage of India. The Buddhist tradition often regards Nagarjuna as the finest in-depth commentator on the Buddha’s teachings on causes/conditions, emptiness and liberation. The verses serve as a reflection and meditation. The text begins with appreciation to the Buddha. Continue reading 



Are You Free? Eight Questions

Here are Eight Questions, plus One. Please reflect on each question. Listen deeply, See what arises. You could take one question a day. Does any response arise? Accept the challenge? Life is too short to miss the freedom you can find right now without a change in personal circumstances. Continue reading 



17 Koans. A Monk to the Zen Master. Introduction. Examples and Replies. Brief Comment on each Koan

In the Buddhist tradition, Zen employs koans to rattle the cage of the mind in meditation. Koans come in the form of a question, story, dialogue or an event in history. Koans developed in the 13th century in Chinese monasteries, then Japan and Korea. Continue reading 




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