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Right Effort Revisited


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?


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


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: . . . → Read More: Weekly Buddhism Issue 7

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 .

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