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Monthly Buddhism Issue 2 (June 2009)

Issue #2, June 2009, 46 Pages, $5.00

Contents:
You And Your Property … 3
Can Karma Be Shared … 6
Koan: Publishing the Sutras … 9

Starting Out … 10
Creation and Origin of the Universe … 12
Sign Language and buddhism (ASL) … 15
Dealing With Hatred … 16
Koan: Sleeping In The Daytime … 26
Koan: Joshu’s Zen … 26
Is Buddhism A Lonely Path? . . . → Read More: Monthly Buddhism Issue 2 (June 2009)

Podcast Episode 59: Paradoxes and Being in the Present

Podcast Episode 59: Paradoxes and Being in the Present

Announcements:

The all-new Monthly Buddhism PDF Magazine for the month of June will go on sale tomorrow, and future issues will be available regularly on the first Sunday of each month. The June issue has Just under 50 pages of great . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 59: Paradoxes and Being in the Present

Paradoxes

Question:

I was listening to one of the many comments that you were reading on your podcast regarding attachment to enlightenment, and I had a delightful series of thoughts that I felt compelled to share with the Daily Buddhism sangha. I was listening to your commentary on the issue and realized that it may not be a . . . → Read More: Paradoxes

What Do I Need To Do?

Question:

Hello, I am a student, and I grew up in a Extremely Catholic home and have found that I do not agree with the Catholic way of life but more of the Buddhist ideology of Karma. I was wondering if you can give me any guidance as to be more of a Buddhist and a better . . . → Read More: What Do I Need To Do?

Koan: Joshu’s Zen

Joshu’s Zen

Joshu began the study of Zen when he was sixty years old and continued until he was eighty, when he realized Zen.

He taught from the age of eighty until he was one hundred and twenty.

A student once asked him: “If I haven’t anything in my mind, what shall I do?”

Joshu replied: “Throw it out.”

“But if . . . → Read More: Koan: Joshu’s Zen

Being In The Present

Question:

I have recently been trying to understand the concept of being present. I think I am finding slightly difficult to grasp and certainly don’t feel that it is always beneficial. However, on occasions I begin to think that it a very profound and helpful idea! Is there a danger of us losing sight of the future . . . → Read More: Being In The Present

Podcast Episode 58: Hatred, Closets, and Loneliness

Podcast Episode 58: Hatred, Closets, and Loneliness

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number Fifty-Eight. 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 58: Hatred, Closets, and Loneliness

Closet Buddhism

Question:

I am very new to the podcast and am currently downloading as many past shows as my computer will allow! I am also a new Zen Buddhist after researching the different secs. While I have yet to sit formally with a sangha as I am not near a Zen centre. I am moving to Calgary, Alberta . . . → Read More: Closet Buddhism

Is Buddhism A Lonely Path?

Question:

For those of us who come from a spiritual tradition, where there is a concept of a “personal God,” divas, saints, etc., Buddhism can seem very cold and lonely. It’s just our mind and this thing called “karma,” no beginning; no end. Austere, to say the least.

Sometimes, when life is not going well, it’s . . . → Read More: Is Buddhism A Lonely Path?

Koan: Sleeping in the Daytime

Sleeping in the Daytime

The master Soyen Shaku passed from this world when he was sixty-one years of age. Fulfilling his life’s work, he left a great teaching, far richer than that of most Zen masters. His pupils used to sleep in the daytime during midsummer, and while he overlooked this he himself never wasted a minute.

When . . . → Read More: Koan: Sleeping in the Daytime