YES! "It doesn’t just mean sitting on your meditation cushion and focusing on your breath

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YES! "It doesn’t just mean sitting on your meditation cushion and focusing on your breath. Buddhism is a practice for your whole life." Down with McMindfulness.

Pursuing an American Buddhism | Tricycle
Charles Prebish has probably visited more American dharma centers than anyone else on the continent. For those familiar with his work, this should be no surprise, as Prebish pioneered the scholarly study of American Buddhism as a subdiscipline of Buddhist studies. In the late sixties and early …

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Never surrender andNever give up

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Never give up. #tibet #phayul

 
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I still lean Tibetan, but this guy nails it:

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“The mind has the capacity for great things; it is not meant to behave in petty ways. Do not talk about emptiness all day long, but fail to cultivate it in your minds. That would be like a commoner proclaiming himself the king of the country. How absurd; this could never be! Such people are not my disciples.”

From The Sixth Patriarch’s Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra with commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua

http://www.tricycle.com/new-buddhism/teachings-and-texts/prajna

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First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa

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First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa

Report: Feeling Bad Right Now Most Reliable Predictor Of Feeling Bad Forever
STANFORD, CA—Saying their findings were consistent across all ages and demographic groups, psychologists at Stanford University released a groundbreaking report this week confirming that feeling bad right now is an extremely accurate predictor of feeling bad forever.

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Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom

In Buddhism we have an incredible arrangement, universal education from the beginning at birth up until death, as an old man. I feel these things could be put into a universal language. Give up religion, give up Buddhism. Go beyond Buddhism. Put the essential aspect of the philosophy into scientific language. This is my aim. …

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First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa

First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa Report: Feeling Bad Right Now Most Reliable Predictor Of Feeling Bad ForeverSTANFORD, CA—Saying their findings were consistent across all ages and demographic groups, psychologists at Stanford University released a groundbreaking report this week confirming that feeling bad right now is an extremely accurate predictor of feeling bad forever.

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