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Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim

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Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim: A Transformative Book of Photography and Pithy Sayings
By Simhananda
Orange Palm Publications Inc. 2007, 205 pages
ISBN 9780973443981
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0973443987/?tag=askdrarca-20

This is a large ‚Äúcoffee table‚Äù style art book that is in a consistent format throughout. On the right-hand page . . . → Read More: Book: Buddhas, Bohisattvas, Khadromas, and the Way of the Pilgrim

Why all the Chanting?

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Question:

A caller phoned in a question to the Voicemail Hotline: 937-660-4949:
Can you talk about chanting? It seems that many different sects do it. Why?

Answer:

Well, you are right in that Buddhism has a lot of chanting, but that’s not really exclusive. If you think about it, just about all religions . . . → Read More: Why all the Chanting?

Kindness in Daily Living

As with last week, we have another new guest writer. This time, Lori Deschene tells us how she applies Buddhist ideals to her everyday life. If you would like to do a guest article, drop me a note at brian@dailybuddhism.com with your topic idea, and I’ll contact you with a few easy requirements.

Lori . . . → Read More: Kindness in Daily Living

Weekly Buddhism Issue 12

Issue #12 ($1.25)

Contents‚Ä® of this issue:

Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion
Be a Guest poster
Koan: Everyday Life is the Path
Koan: The Strawberry
Chanting and Prayer on Schedule
Being in the Present / Be Here Now
Buddhism and the 12-Step Recovery Process
Jataka Tales XI: The Elephant Girly-Face
Extra: The Life of Buddha and Its Lessons, by . . . → Read More: Weekly Buddhism Issue 12

Podcast Episode 37: Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion

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As always, the . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 37: Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion

Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion

Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion

Here’s a little story and a lesson that I learned just this week:

As I explained a few weeks back, I always celebrate a traditional Christmas with my extended family on Christmas Eve and then again on Christmas Day with my closer family. It’s fun, and more of a family gathering than anything . . . → Read More: Meditation on a Whoopie Cushion

Koan: The Strawberry

Buddha once told a parable in sutra:

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, . . . → Read More: Koan: The Strawberry

Chanting and Prayer on Schedule?

Question:

Should meditations or chanting be on a daily schedule?…. like the way muslims pray in the morning/evening for example.

Answer:

Not technically like Muslims, no. Muslims have to pray five times a day at very specific times. Buddhists can meditate or chant at any time, there is no rule about when to do it. Monks . . . → Read More: Chanting and Prayer on Schedule?

Buddhism and the 12-Step Recovery Process

Special Guest Post

I received a question on the voice mail hotline last week (at 937-660-4949) which asked how to adapt Buddhist beliefs to the famous 12-step program. I know virtually nothing about the Program, so I asked Darren Littlejohn, an expert and author of an upcoming book on the subject, to help. He explains:

My name is . . . → Read More: Buddhism and the 12-Step Recovery Process

Being in the Present. Be Here Now.

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Question:

I wonder if you can give me a pointer for following the path. My understanding is that we should be in the here and now as much as we can yet as a teacher I have to be aware of what I’ve taught so I can plan what . . . → Read More: Being in the Present. Be Here Now.