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The Accidental Buddhist: How Henry David Thoreau Can Make Us All Better Buddhists

By Charles Creekmore Quite early one morning in the fall of 2009, I experienced one of those life-changing events that show us how meditation can be the portal to untapped wisdom. I was perched before my little Buddhist altar, my legs wrapped around a kneeler and mind wrapped around my breathing, when a thought drifted […]

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The Timeless Joy of the Small Zen Tale

By Dan Webster There is a wonderful tradition in Zen Buddhism of using tales to illustrate Buddhist principles. Sometimes these merely record the history of a particular community and teachers. Other times they employ humor, shock, and the unexplained to jolt the reader out of their usual expectations of religion. In this they are less […]

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