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A 2015 Buddhist Calendar - Free Download

Macintosh Monk
Julie Strack

Mindful Warriors
Arline Klatte

Working Models
Subhuti

Finding My Religion
Rev. Heng Sure

Everyday Buddhism
Kusala Bhikshu

Values of the Heart
Vishvapani

 Nuns in the West III
Sr. Katherine Ann Smolik

Reflections on Mara
Rev. Lynn "Jnana" Sip

Sampling Monastic Life
Virginia de Leon

My Ordination - The Future
Maha Candana Karuna

Becoming a Zen Teacher
Fr. Kevin Hunt

Meditation on a Coke Can
Elliott Zimmermann

Kwan Yin and the Swallows
Dharmadasa Karuna

Buddhism and Psychedelics
Geoffrey Redmond

Meditation Alters Brain Structure
Sharon Begley

Neuroscience and Spirituality
Peter G. Grossenbacher, Ph.D.

The Tradition of Buddha’s Robe
Sr. Candana Karuna

The Greening of Buddhist Practice
Kenneth Kraft

Common Ground Found in Fasting
Menaka Fernando

A Buddhist Perspective on Fasting
Rev. Heng Sure

Barry Kapke (Kondañña) / 1955 - 2008
The Passing of Barry Kapke

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Gil Fronsdal

Was the Tsunami Caused by Karma?
Kusala Bhikshu

Dedication of Merit/Compassionate and Wise
by Rev. Heng Sure

How Will the Sangha Fare in American Buddhism?
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Paths to Perfection: Contemplative Practices in Christianity & Buddhism
B. Alan Wallace

The Conscious Universe: Where Buddhism and Physics Converge
B. Alan Wallace

Music in the Dharma/Dharma in the Music
Rev. Heng Sure, Betsy Rose & Alan Senauke

Thirty Years as a Western Buddhist Monk
Ajahn Pasanno

Intimate With Fear/A Spiritual Approach
Vishvapani

Friendship in the Spiritual Community
Subhuti

Gift of the Heart/Giving in Buddhism
Priyananda

Kill Your Rage/Beyond Ego
Brad Warner

The Zen of Guitar
Various

Rhapsody in Grey
Subhadassi

Breaking Ranks
Danavira


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Of Special Interest:



Monks in the West


The (2005) 11th Western Buddhist Monastic Conference - (See Photo Album)
gathered at Shasta Abbey in California, the theme this year - Monastic Practice.
Mississippi River    Buddhist Pilgrimage - March 2005
Jotipalo Bhikkhu, an American Buddhist monk and Austin Stewart completed an 1800
mile walking pilgrimage from New Orleans, Louisiana to Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
The complete Mississippi Journals are now in PDF - Free Download


Three Steps, One Bow for Peace
In May of 1977 Heng Sure and Heng Ch'au started their unique journey
from downtown L.A. to the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in
Talamage, California. A journey of more than 800 miles
that took two years and nine months to complete.

Excerpts - Three Steps, One Bow Journals
Three Steps One Bow -  Photo Album

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Benedict's Dharma 2
A Buddhist / Christian - Benedictine Experience

Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, Kusala Bhikshu,
and Mr. Karl Peterson, guide 40 participants
through a week-long retreat on the
"Rule of St. Benedict."

Monks in the West Gathering - October 2004
Buddhist and Catholic monastic men gather to promote a sharing of inner life and training.

Nuns in the West Gathering - May 2003
Buddhist and Christian monastic women gather to promote a sharing of inner life and training.

Nuns in the West II - Conference - May, 2005 - Photo Albums
Buddhist, Catholic and Hindu nuns gather
to share their inner life and training.

The 10th: Western Buddhist Monastic Conference, Sept. 27, 2004

June, 2004: The 8th Sakyadhita International Conference

Photo Album: 9th Western Buddhist Monastic Conference

Photo Album: 8th Western Buddhist Monastic Conference

Photo Album: Gethsemani II - A Conference on Suffering





 

...Getting Started...

Life of the Buddha
...Narada Mahathera...

The Five Precepts
...Dr. Sunthorn Plamintr...

Chanting in Buddhism
...Bhikkhu Dhammasami...

The Buddhist Holidays
...BuddhaNet.net...

Early Buddhist Ceremonies
...Bhaddanta Silanandabhivamsa...

Buddhism and Vegetarianism
...Compiled by Binh Anson...

Do Buddhists go to Heaven?
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Do Buddhists believe in God?
...Kusala Bhikshu...

The Problem With Sex in Buddhism
...Kusala Bhikshu
...

A Buddhist Approach to Health Care
...Kusala Bhikshu...

The Buddhist Concept of Impermanence
...hinduwebsite.com...

...Buddhist Suttas and Sutras...

A Map of the Pali Canon

The Heart Sutra

The Metta Sutta

The Kalama Sutta

The Ullambana Sutra

The Book of Protection

Discourses of the Ancient Nuns

The Turning of the Wheel Sutta

The Eightfold Path: Pali & English

The Shorter Exposition of Kamma

...Buddhist History...

The Buddhist Flag

A Buddhist Timeline
...History of Buddhism...

Theravada Buddhism
...Dr. V. A. Gunaserkara...

The Buddhist Councils
...Ven. Dr. Rewata Dhamma...

The Edicts of King Asoka
...Ven. S. Dhammika...

How Buddhism Was Reincarnated
...Leslie Schivener...

The Eightfold Path
...Bhikku Bodhi...

Eightfold Path for the Lay Person
...Jack Kornfield...

Investigation for Insight
...Susan Elbaum Jootla...

The Five Spiritual Powers
...Sarah Doering...

A Sketch of the Buddha's life
...from The Pali Cannon...

Non-Violence in Early Buddhism
...from The Pali Cannon...

Metta- Universal Love in Buddhism
...Achaya Buddahrakkhita...

A Look at Judeo-Christian and Buddhist Justice
...Winston King...

Gemstones of the Good Dhamma
...Ven. S. Dammika...

The Discourse on Right View
...Bhikkhu Ñanamoli...

The Five Hindrances and their Conquest
...Nyanaponika Thera...

A Study Guide: The Four Noble Truths
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

A Study Guide: The Ten Perfections
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Meditation Alters Brain Structure
Sharon Begley

The Jhanas in Theravada Buddhism
...Ven. H. Gunaratana...

Jhanas, Concentration, and Wisdom
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Instructions for Entering Jhana
...Leigh Brasington...

Beyond Coping: The Buddha's Teachings
on Aging, Illness, Death, and Separation.
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Introduction

Part 1: The Buddha as Doctor

Part 2: The Doctor's Diagnosis

Part 3: Heedfulness

Part 4: Advice

Part 5: Teaching by Example




...Articles & Prose...

e-Learning
...Ven. Pannyavaro...

Buddha Business
...Erling Hoh...

Working with Anger
...Michelle McDonald...

The Elimination of Anger
...Ven. Piyatissa...

Living in the World with Dhamma
...Ajahn Chah...

The Buddhist Concept of  Impermanence
...www.hinduwebsite.com...

The Four Nobel Truths
...
Ajahn Chah...

Buddhist Cosmology
...Tri Ratana Priya...

The Five Aggregates
...Peter Santina...

Kamma on the Social Level
...Bhikkhu P.A. Payutto...

Buddhism in Modern Life
...Ananda W. P. Guruge...

Going for Refuge
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

No-Self or Not-Self?
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Giving Dignity to Life
...Bhikkhu Bodhi...

The Not-Self Strategy
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Meditating on NO-Self
...Sister Khema...

Tolerance and Diversity
...Bhikkhu Bodhi...

Association with the Wise
...Bhikkhu Bodhi...

Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
...Ajahn Sumedha...

A Look at the Kalama Sutta
...Bhikkhu Bodhi...

The Heart of Fundamentalism
...Tenzin Sherab...

The Time and Place for Eating
...Ajahn Brahmavamso...

The Healing Power of the Precepts
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Buddhist Enlightenment vs Nirvana
...Kusala Bhikshu...

An Overview of the Tipitaka Scriptures
...Narada Bhikkhu...

The Living Message of the Dhammapada
...Bhikkhu Bodhi...

The Five Skandhas and the New Millennium
...Martin Goodson...

An Essay on Breath Meditation
...Bhikkhu Sona...

The Path of Concentration and Mindfulness
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...





...Buddhism in America...

Macintosh Monk
Julie Strack

Finding My Religion
...Rev. Heng Sure...

Sampling Monastic Life
Virginia de Leon

The Smokey the Bear Sutra
...Gary Snyder...

Thirty Years as a Western Buddhist Monk
...Ajahn Pasanno...

A Mississippi River Pilgrimage/March 2005
...Jotipalo Bhikkhu...

Music in the Dharma/Dharma in the Music
Rev. Heng Sure, Betsy Rose & Alan Senauke

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Gil Fronsdal

Buddhism and Psychedelics
...Geoffrey Redmond
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Mastering the Art of Meditation
...Julie Garrett...

Becoming a Zen Teacher
...Fr. Kevin Hunt...

Buddha by the Bay - West Coast Art
...William S. Kowinski...

Towards a Buddhist Psychotherapy
...C. George Boeree...


A Happy Married life - A Buddhist View
...Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda...

Friendship in the Spiritual Community
...Subhuti...

3 Steps and a Bow - Peace Trek
...May, 2004...

The Zen of Guitar
...Various...

Rhapsody in Grey
...Subhadassi...

Breaking Ranks
...Danavira...

Working Models
...Subhuti...

Values of the Heart
...Vishvapani...

Gift Aids/Giving in Buddhism
Priyananda

Kill Your Rage/Beyond Ego
Brad Warner

Sitting Judge: Chief Justice Becomes Monk
...Elaine Jarvik...

Alms Round at Shasta Abbey
...
Paul Boerger...

The Tao of Neo - The Matrix
...Joe Gross...

Artificial Ethics - The Matrix
Julia Driver

The Culture Industry Has You
...Thomas Dodson...

The Boy Monk
...Ann Do, Teri Sforza, Cindy Yamanaka...

Gethsemani II
A Buddhist- Catholic Conference
...on Suffering...

Inner Truths
...Brian Alterowitz...

Seeing the Essence
...Susan Van Dongen...

"Top 20 Religions in the US "
...For the year 200...

The Roots of Today's Buddhism
Peter Steinfels- The NY Times

The Tensions in American Buddhism
...Religion & Ethics Newsweekly...

An Irreverent Look at Zen in America
...Rev. Jñana...

First Encounters of the Buddhist Kind
...Hollis Walker...

1st Buddhist Police Chaplain in Hawaii
...12-13-2002...

Buddhist Woman Awaits Prison for Protest
By Peggy Aulisio

The Direction of Buddhism in America Today
...Religion & Ethics Newsweekly...

9th Western Buddhist Monastic Conference
...Photos - Oct. 2003...

8th Western Buddhist Monastic conference
...November 7 - 11, 2002...

7th Western Monastic Conference: Photos
...October, 2001- City of 10,000 Buddhas...

Report on the 7th, 6th & 4th
...Western Monastic Conference...

Buddhists Reflect on the Rule of St. Benedict
...A Buddhist- Christian Monastic Conference...

An Interview with Bhikkhu Boddhi
...June 20, 2001...

An Interview with Thanissaro Bhikkhu
...A Question of Skill...

Rainbow Dharma
...For people of color?- Choyin Rangdrol...

American Buddhism
...A Bibliography on Buddhist Traditions...

The Legacy of our Children
...Judith Simmer-Brown...

The Worldliness of Buddhism
...Donald K. Swearer...

Buddhism Comes to Main Street
...Jan Nattier...

The Dharma Has Come West
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..Martin Baumann...

A Gradual Awakening and the "Dharma Punx"
...Paul Liberatore...

Buddhist Prayer Flags in Eugene, Oregon
...Jeff Wright...

...Women in Buddhism...

Women Active in Buddhism
...Web Sites...

Healing Perspective/Childhood Abuse
Sarah

The Agony and the Empathy/Restorative Justice
Vajrasara

Homegrown Soto Zen Minister
...Mary Kaye Ritz...

Women in Buddhism
...Rev. Patti Nakai...

Women in Early Buddhist Texts
...Dr. Bimala Churn Law...

Inspiration from Enlightened Nuns
...Susan Elbaum Jootla...

The Position of Women in Buddhism
...Dr. (Mrs.) L.S. Dewaraja...

Buddhist Women at the Time of The Buddha
...Hellmuth Hecker...

Four American Dharma Teachers
...Interviewed by The Shambhala Sun...

Ordination of Women
...Ajahn Brahmavamso...

 ...Special Interest...

Online NewsHour
...Teaching Religion...

Online NewsHour Forum
...Teaching Religion...

In the News
The Pluralism Project
Harvard Univeristy

Ken Wilber
is the author of more than twenty books. The Spectrum
of Consciousness, written when he was twenty three
years old established him as perhaps the most
comprehensive philosophical thinker
of our times.



2015 Buddhist Calendar

A Printable (PDF) Buddhist Calendar for - 2015 - from
The Forest Sangha Community - www.forestsangha.org

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...The Urban Dharma Newsletter...
Buddhist News, Articles, Book Reviews, and More.

Urban Dharma Newsletters Now in PDF (e-Book)

Archive #1  |  Archive #2  |  Archive #3

*Newsletter Archives -- Current Newsletters

July 6, 2004

In This Issue/ Buddhism & Politics
0. Quotes...
1. Buddhism and Politics
2. Buddhism and Politics - Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera
3. E-sangha, Buddhist Forum -> Engaged Buddhism
4. Temple/Center/Website: Fahrenheit 9/11
5. Book/CD/Movie: Imagine All the People: A Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Money, Politics, and Life as it Could Be ...by Tenzin Gyatso, Fabien Quaki, Anne Benson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama

July 13, 2004

In This Issue/ Buddhism & Nagarjuna
0. Quotes...
1. The philosophy of Nagarjuna's Middle Way in the context of the Four Noble Truths. - Thomas J. McFarlane
2. Nagarjuna (c. 150-250) - The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
3. Seventy Verses on Emptiness - Nagarjuna
4. Temple/Center/Website: Buddha's Grove
5. Book/CD/Movie: The Wisdom of Nagarjuna - 190 Pages - (1.6 MB) - A Free ebook from Urban Dharma

July 27, 2004

In This Issue/ Buddhism & The Diamond Sutra
1. The Hungry Monk
2. A Short History of Diamonds
3. Johannes Gutenberg and The Printed Book
4. The Historical Background of Woodblock Printing in Tibet
5. The Translator of the Chinese version of the Diamond Sutra
6. The Diamond Cutter/The Diamond Sutra
4. Temple/Center/Website: None
5. Book/CD/Movie: The Diamond Sutra: The Perfection of Wisdom - by Red Pine


...Buddhism in Los Angeles...

L.A. Dharma

Buddhist Temples and Centers in Los Angeles
Wilshire Center Interfaith Council

Wilshire Center Parish Association
Los Angeles, California

Urban Dharma- Sitting and Discussion Group

...Buddhism on Campus...

The University Buddhist Association at UCLA

The University Buddhist Association at USC

The University Buddhist Association at UCI

...News and Media...

Zen, USA
...Mary Rourke, LA Times...

Soul Searching
...Janet Kinosian, LA Times...

Quiet the Mind
...Hilary E. Macgregor...

Frenzy Without, Peace Within
...Sorina Diaconescu...

UCLA Students Resurrect Campus Buddhism
...by Peijean Tsai...

Zen Abbot Gives a U.S. look to an Asian faith;
...Teresa Watanabe, LA Times...

Police Chaplain Program Is Keeping Many Faiths
...by William Lobdell, LA Times...

...Articles and Prose from Los Angeles...

Nothing Special
...Tom (Ksanti) O'Connor...

Lessons from Buddhism
...Jennie Sykes Knight...

Kwan Yin and the Swallows
...Dharmadasa Karuna
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Living in Community with Others
...Rev. Kusala...

Settling into the Heart of Buddha
...Sensei Egyoku...

What kind of person is drawn to Buddhism?
...Curt Darling...

Mudras In Buddhism
...Rev. Jnana...

Reflections on Mara
...Rev. Jnana...

Buddhism In the Numbers
...Rev. Jnana
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The European Discovery of Indian Buddhism
...Rev. Jnana...

...by Kusala Bhikshu...

The Five Precepts
...Kusala Bhikshu...

How I Became a Buddhist
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Do Buddhists go to Heaven?
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Do Buddhists believe in God?
...Kusala Bhikshu...

The Problem With Sex in Buddhism
...Kusala Bhikshu
...

Buddhist Enlightenment vs Nirvana
...Kusala Bhikshu...

The Blues Harmonica and Buddhism
...Kusala Bhikshu...

An Overview of Buddhist Meditation
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Was the Tsunami Caused by Karma?
...Kusala Bhikshu
...

A Buddhist Approach to Patient Health Care
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Audio Dharma Talks in MP3 by Rev. Kusala
...New...

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Kusala @ The Abbey of Gethsemani
...Photo Album- May, 2003...

Kusala's Morning Practice
...Chanting and Reflection...

...by Rev. Heng Sure...

A Monks Day
...Rev. Heng Sure...

Ballad of the Dharma Doctor
...Rev. Heng Sure...

A Buddhist Approach to Dreams
...Rev. Heng Sure
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A Buddhist Perspective on Fasting
Rev. Heng Sure


Buddhist Bowing as Contemplation
...Rev. Heng Sure...

Spiritual Practice for Personal and Community Peace
...Rev. Heng Sure...

...California Buddhist Temples and Centers...

Buddhist Web-Sites of Interest
...The Buddha Project...

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A List of California Buddhist Centers in PDF (updated August, 2009)

(Southern) California

(Northern) California

(Bay Area) California





The Los Angeles
...Buddhist-Roman Catholic Dialogue...


An Early Journey
A Buddhist- Roman Catholic Retreat
Malibu California

Benedict's Dharma 2
A Buddhist / Christian - Benedictine Experience

Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, OSB, Kusala Bhikshu,
and Mr. Karl Peterson, guide 40 participants
through a week-long retreat on the
"Rule of St. Benedict."

...Dialogue Notes by Mike Kerze...

March 2000

May 2001

August 2001

September 2001

December 2001

January 2002

April 2002

May 2002

February 2003

March 2003

April 2003

May 2003

August 2003

...Special Interest...

Word and Silence

Meditating in a Cave

Developing Dialogue

Dialogue- A Proposal

From Conflict to Dialogue

A Journey into Buddhsim

Equipment for the Journey

The Virgin Mary and Kuan Yin

The Death Penalty: Choose Life?

Buddhism & Christianity in Dialogue

Interfaith Dialogue a Buddhist Perspective

Paradigms for a Feminization of the Chruch

Women Who Pray: Voices From the Past

Paths to Perfection: Contemplative Practices in Christianity & Buddhism

...Food for Thought...

Judeo-Christian and Buddhist Justice

More Contemplate a Monastic Calling

Nostra Aetate- Second Vatican Council

The Vatican Statement... Dominus Iesus

...In Los Angeles...

Ordination of a Bishop

Preaching the Power of Tech





...Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara...


Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara
...Home-page...

For the Welfare of Gods and Men
...Buddhism's Mission in the Modern World...

Interfaith Dialogue a Buddhist Perspective
...A talk given at Gethsemani Monastery...

Birthday Pictures
...80th Birthday, February 2000...

Ven. Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara Dies
...The LA Times, June 2, 2000...

Viewing of the body
...5/31/00...

Funeral and Cremation
...6/3/00 and 6/5/00...

Ven. Dr. Ratanasara's One Year Memorial
...Photos taken May 26, 2001...

Ven. Dr. Ratanasara's Burial Stupa
...Photos taken Dec. 2001, in Sri Lanka...



...Special interest...

Buddhism in America
...6 Audio Cassettes...

Letter from Mara
A story by Punnadhammo Bhikkhu
...Mara in Buddhism symbolizes the passions
that overwhelm human beings...

Preparing for Death:
...The Final Days of Death Row Inmate Jaturun "Jay" Siripongs.
An interview with Ajahn Pasanno...

Towards A Global Ethic
...The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions...

The 7th,6th, and 4th Buddhist Monastic Conference

An Inter-Buddhist Consensus on Buddhism

...Food for Thought...

Animal Rights in Buddhism
...Bhikkhu Dhammavihari...

Buddhism and Peace
...Jan Willis...

Good and Evil in Buddhism
...Bhikkhu P.A. Payutto...

The Military in the Pali Canon
...Matthew Kosuta Ph.D.
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Buddhism and Eating Meat
...Ajahn Brahmavamso...

Common Ground Found in Fasting
...Menaka Fernando...

Buddhism and the Morality of Abortion
...Michael G. Barnhart...

Buddhism and Suicide
...Damien Keown...

Attitudes to Euthanasia in Vinaya
... Damien Keown...

...Special Interest...

The Meaning of the Buddha's Awakening
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Teacher of the Devas
...Susan Elbaum Jootla...

Going forth: A call to Buddhist Monkhood
...Sumana Samanera...

...Buddhism and Social Action...

Mindful Warriors
...Arline Klatte...

Meditation on a Coke Can
...Elliott Zimmermann
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Socially Engaged Buddhism
...Diana Winston...

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship
...Socially Engaged Buddhism...

Buddhism and Social Action An Exploration
...Ken Jones...

The Greening of Buddhist Practice
Kenneth Kraft

Violence and Disruption in Society
...Elizabeth J. Harris...

A Buddhist Vision of Social Justice
...Sungtaek Cho...

Is there Christian Justice in Buddhism?
...Winston King...

Are There "Human Rights" in Buddhism?
...Damien Keown...

Mindful Warriors
Arline Klatte

The Greening of Buddhist Practice
Kenneth Kraft

...Death and Dying...

Spiritual Needs of the Dying
...Ven. Pende Hawter...

A Buddhist Approach to Patient Health Care
...Kusala Bhikshu...

Meditation for Pain, Illness, and Death
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...

Buddhist View on Death and Rebirth
...Ven. Thich Nguyen Tang...

The Sick and Terminally Ill
...Lily de Silva...

For the Aged and the Sick
...Ven. Thich Thanh Tu...

Zen Hospice... Being of Service
...Frank Ostasesk...

Passing Through Death
...Yvonne Zhang...

Buddhist Reflections on Death
...Ven. V. F. Gunaratana...

...Buddhism and Economics...

Buddhist Economics
...Phrabhavanaviriyakhun...

Economic Stability in Buddhism
...Ven. M. Pannasha Maha Nayaka Thera

Economics as if People Mattered
...E.F. Schumacher...

Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way
...Bhikkhu P. A. Payutto...

Protestant vs Buddhist Economics: 'A Critical Look'
...John Dwyer...

...War and Peace...

Buddhism and Peace
...Jan Willis...

The Military in the Pali Canon
... Matthew Kosuta Ph.D...

Intimate With Fear/A Spiritual Approach
Vishvapani

Non-Violence- A Buddhist Study Guide
...Thanissaro Bhikkhu...


Buddhist Woman Awaits Prison for Protest
By Peggy Aulisio

 




 

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Several times a year Gil Fronsdal offers a 5-week instructional series for beginning meditators. These classes provide a good overview of insight meditation practice as well as many guided meditation sessions which help the student learn how to establish and sustain a daily meditation practice. The "Intro to Mindfulness Meditation" web page includes audio files in MP3 from each class and class handouts with home work assignments in PDF - Free Download

 




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