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Rebirth and Karma


I really enjoy your e-mails and have a question. I accept the idea of no self and it makes sense to me. I believe like the Hindus that I am an expression of the ONE, but before I was born why do I have no recollection of this? It seems that my awareness only . . . → Read More: Rebirth and Karma

Weekly Buddhism Issue 20

Issue #20 ($1.25)

Contents of This Issue:

War and Peace
Review: Sampoojanam, Reverence of the Buddha
Mindfulness and Creativity
Koan: Without Words without Silence
Koan: Three More Days
Koan: The Three Calls of the Emperor’s teacher
Am I Buddhist Enough?

14 Pages. Buy it now . . . → Read More: Weekly Buddhism Issue 20

Podcast Episode 45: Am I Buddhist Enough?

Podcast Episode 45: Am I Buddhist Enough?

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number forty-five. 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 episodes . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 45: Am I Buddhist Enough?

Koan: Three Days More

Suiwo, the disciple of Hakuin, was a good teacher. During one summer seclusion period, a pupil came to him from a southern island of Japan.

Suiwo gave him the problem: “Hear the sound of one hand.”

The pupil remained three years but could not pass this test. One night he came in tears to Suiwo. “I must return . . . → Read More: Koan: Three Days More

Mindfulness and Creativity


I’ve got a question about mindfulness. I try hard to be fully present in the moment and DO whatever I’m doing, whether listening to a coworker or walking the dog, etc. Here’s my small problem: as a side-job, I write and perform music, and the pressure to produce new material is pretty high. To meet the . . . → Read More: Mindfulness and Creativity