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Podcast Episode 15: Koans & Precepts & Mandalas & More

Podcast 15 Now Online

Welcome back! I’m Brian your host and welcome to episode 15 of the Daily Buddhism. As always, past episodes and show notes are available at http://www.dailybuddhism.com. Be sure to sign up for the daily email list while you’re there, because not everything . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 15: Koans & Precepts & Mandalas & More

Announcements

Announcements 8/25/08

1. For those of you who are enjoying the taooftheday.com podcasts, I have a special new audiobook offer. The website and podcast are currently at around chapter fifty. For those of you who are impatient to finish, you’ll like this:

‚ÄúThe Tao- Remastered‚Äù This is a three CD set featuring the entire Tao . . . → Read More: Announcements

Mandalas

Mandalas

One of my favorite items in Buddhist art is the mandala. You’ve almost certainly seen them before. They’re multicolored designs that are generally circular in shape on the outside and squared in the interior, having many other geometrical patterns within (see pictures at www.dailybuddhism.com ). According to Buddhists, a mandala represents the universe, and is a . . . → Read More: Mandalas

Koan: Obedience

Koan: ObedienceThe master Bankei’s talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras nor indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of his listeners.His large audience angered a priest of the Nichiren sect because the adherents . . . → Read More: Koan: Obedience

Gudo Revisited

Gudo Revisited

This is in reference to last week’s story about Mu-Nan and Gudo from ‚ÄúA Diamond In The Road‚Äù which can be found at http://www.dailybuddhism.com/archives/87

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A Reader recently wrote:

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Did Mu-nan leaving his family to become Gudo’s successor not also cause suffering to his wife and children?

Was the loss of his . . . → Read More: Gudo Revisited

The OTHER Precepts

The Other Precepts

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A Reader recently wrote:
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As someone is relatively new to Buddhism, I have read about the sixth precept of not eating untimely meals. What does this mean to a western Buddhist?

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And my response:
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We only talked about FIVE precepts, but depending on your group, there may be more. In some cases, there are as many as . . . → Read More: The OTHER Precepts

Announcements on the future of DB

Announcements

The End of the Beginning?

As I do a quick mental inventory, I’m thinking we’ve covered most of what I would consider ‚Äúessential basic Buddhism.‚Äù It may be just about time to start covering more ‚Äúintermediate‚Äù topics. Before we start that, I want to make sure we’ve covered all the basics. So today, I’m going . . . → Read More: Announcements on the future of DB

Podcast Episode 14: Various Short Topics

Podcast Episode 14

Welcome back! I’m Brian your host and welcome to episode 14 of the Daily Buddhism. As always, past episodes and show notes are available at http://www.dailybuddhism.com. Be sure to sign up for the daily email list while you’re there, because not everything always . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 14: Various Short Topics

Creation And Evolution in Buddhism

Creation and Evolution

Creation occurs repeatedly throughout time in cycles. In the beginning of each cycle, land forms, in darkness, on the surface of the water. Beings who populated the universe in the previous cycle are reborn; some of them become the “new” humans in the new universe. Suffering and misery reigns. That is where we stand . . . → Read More: Creation And Evolution in Buddhism

Podcast Episode 13: Buddhist Symbology

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I’m Brian your host and welcome to the Daily Buddhism podcast number thirteen. Remember that you can find all back issues and episodes of the Daily Buddhism emails and podcasts at www.dailybuddhism.com. Be sure to never miss anything by signing up for the daily . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 13: Buddhist Symbology