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Weekly Buddhism Issue 8

Weekly Buddhism Issue #8
Issue #8 ($1.25)

Weekly Buddhism PDF Magazine Issue #8
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Buddhist Converts and “Background buddhists”
The Dog Story
Right Effort Revisited
Support Daily Buddhism
Book Review: “Where is Your Buddha Nature?”
The Magga-Vibhanga Sutta
Koan: Not Far From Buddhahood
Jataka Tales VII: The Quarrel of the Quails

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Podcast Episode 33: Background Buddhism and Three Stories

Podcast Episode 33: Background Buddhism and Three Stories

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number thirty-three. My name is Brian Schell, and I am the your host for the show. You can find the text as well as all links mentioned in this program and all past . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 33: Background Buddhism and Three Stories

Koan: Not Far From Buddhahood

Koan: Not Far from Buddhahood

A university student while visiting Gasan asked him: “Have you ever read the Christian Bible?”

“No, read it to me,” said Gasan.

The student opened the Bible and read from St. Matthew: “And why take ye thought for rainment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they . . . → Read More: Koan: Not Far From Buddhahood

Book: Where is Your Buddha Nature?

Book: Where is Your Buddha Nature? Stories To Instruct & Inspire
By Venerable Master Hsing Yin
Reviewed by Brian Schell
Publisher: Buddha’s Light Publishing, 156 Pages, ISBN 978-1-932293-30-2
Buy from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1932293302/?tag=askdrarca-20

This short paperback is a collection of dozens of very short stories which, as the title suggests, instruct and inspire. Master Hsing Yin was the Abbot at . . . → Read More: Book: Where is Your Buddha Nature?

Help Support Daily Buddhism

Brian Passes the Begging Bowl before “Black Friday.”

Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying the Daily Buddhism; I know I have a lot of fun writing it. From the letters I get, I know a lot of you are learning from it, and I’m thrilled to be able to help! Not only do I . . . → Read More: Help Support Daily Buddhism

Right Effort Revisited

Question:

I am reading your introduction to the Eightfold Path. I’m a little lost with Right Effort (step 6) Do you go more fully into the 4 major actions, in any other podcast that I just haven’t found yet?

Answer:

Not yet, but now is a good time for it!

Right Effort is one step of the Eightfold Path. . . . → Read More: Right Effort Revisited

The Dog Story

The Dog Story

Yesterday, I mentioned just how ingrained some of the ideas of Buddhism are in the East. Here is a little story that I think exemplifies the differences and just how deep they go.

One day in Japan, I had the afternoon off and was watching TV. My Japanese was limited, so TV was always . . . → Read More: The Dog Story

Converts vs. Background Buddhism

Question:

One thing that I find both off putting and frustrating about what I see as Buddhism in America is that is seems almost elitist. People go on and on about the importance of retreat. While I have no doubt about the importance of a retreat to truly give the mind some space to develop, . . . → Read More: Converts vs. Background Buddhism

Weekly Buddhism Issue 7

Weekly Buddhism Issue #7
Issue #7 ($1.25)

Weekly Buddhism PDF Magazine Issue #7
10 Pages, $1.25

Introduction / Editorial: Women in Buddhism
Kwan Yin
Review: The Moon in the Water, Reflections on an Aging Parent
Maya / Mahamaya
Pajapati / Mahapajapati
Koan: Gisho’s Work
Jataka Tales VI: The Shady Road
Koan: Hyakujo’s Fox

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Podcast Episode 32: Women in Buddhism

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Podcast Episode 32: Women in Buddhism

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number thirty-two. I’m Brian Schell, your host for the show. You can find the text for everything in this show and all past episodes on our website at www.dailybuddhism.com .

A few . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 32: Women in Buddhism