Managing Anger in a Relationship »

Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by modern Buddhists. Benny Liow discusses with Ven Chodron some of the common questions many couples raised with regards to issues they face in a relationship, especially on how to manage anger. »

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Is Depression Caused by Karma? »

When having a discussion on the issue of depression, as a Buddhist monk, I’m often asked if it’s caused by karma. Since by karma the person asking most likely means “something bad I did in my past life”, I usually start off by saying, “I don’t know.” »

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Equanimity »

Equanimity, one of the most sublime emotions of Buddhist practice, is the ground for wisdom and freedom and the protector of compassion and love. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being. »

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John Daido Loori, Roshi

Chasing Buddhas & Ancestors »

Dharma Discourse by John Daido Loori, Roshi

Master Yunmen entered the dharma hall, ascended the high seat and said, “It is well known that silence is a virtue and that clarity is common in these times, and that this generation is living at the end of the imitation period of Buddhism. »

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The Food of Kindness »

by Venerable Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī

My alms bowl is central to my life. A symbol of the Theravada Buddhist monastic tradition in which I trained, it is the soul of my mendicancy – coming empty-handed before the laity to receive material nourishment and responding to their generosity. »

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