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Profile of a Rebel Buddhist Lama Chogyam Trungpa

In 1970, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama who once endured extreme thirst rather than drink fermented spirits came to America. Chogyam Trungpa never turned down a drink again. His defying the conventions of ancient tradition did not stop there. He was far from a typical spiritual leader. He discarded the orange …

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Relics of the Buddha

In December 1999 the United Nations recognized Vesak as an internationally important day and twelve relics of the Buddha gathered from Myanmar, Thailand and Sri Lanka were put on display at the UN Headquarters in New York under the sponsorship of the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand. Since then, they have …

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A Short History of Buddhism

Like anything else, in order to understand Buddhism, we must first understand it’s roots. As to understand how modern Buddhism began, we will first travel back in time to view the various schools of thought that planted the seeds for the modern Buddhists to live and grow upon. We will …

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Siddarthar Guatama

Buddhism is one of the world’s great religions; its adherents, worldwide, are counted in the hundreds of millions. The founder of this religion was Siddhartha Gautama, a man who lived in what is now the northern part of modern India. The Buddha, as Gautama came to be known, was a …

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Breathing in Everyday Life

1.  Breathing.  Practicing Buddhism in everyday life is very specific.  Words are necessary to give suggestions for practice in everyday life.  The fewer, the simpler, and the more specific they are the better. Almost all successful Buddhist practices do 2 things.  They bring the person’s attention to the present moment.  …

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Friendship has a Place in Buddism

The more we learn about Buddhism the more it seems like practical advice we’ve been given all our lives. We have learned the principles but call them by different names. The views Buddha offers on the importance and meaning of friendship is much the same as any mother would tell …

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Impressions of the Dalai Lama

The narrator in my head keeps saying that I met the Dalai Lama today. I suppose I did. He just didn’t meet me, or at least, not any more than he met anyone else in the sea of people who filled up Centennial Olympic Park this afternoon under a sky …

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