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Why do Buddhist monks visit prisoners when their message to them is hopeless?

I really do not want to offend anyone. I genuinely am just curious. I simply want to ask questions regarding questions I cannot get my head around. So Buddhist monks show compassion to and visit prisoners. Let us assume that Buddhism is true and that a certain amount of prisoners have committed bad crimes. If…

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Trying to find an article by Lama Rod Owens

He wrote an article talking about young people entering healing work/teaching rules and cautioned on the need for self work and lineage. I’ve been trying to find it again unsuccessfully, I’d love some help tracking it down! submitted by /u/SeaFuzzy3985 [link] [comments]Read More

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Zen for Americans: The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters

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Namaste

I feel very connected today. I have had a week of growth and spiritual learning and just wanted to say Namaste to anyone who honours that place in all of us. Big love to all. submitted by /u/HamzasBeak [link] [comments]Read More

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How are monasteries able to support monks/nuns?

As anyone that isn’t a monk or nun knows, it costs a lot of money to be alive. Presumably, most monks and nuns don’t have employment outside of the monastery nor do they bring in much, if any, income. So how do monasteries feed/clothe/and provide lodging, seemingly for free to many individuals throughout their entire…

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Vajrayogini

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Living with a chronic condition

I have a eustachian tube condition which makes talking uncomfortable at times (stammering, having to pause while talking due to discomfort, having to talk slow and quiet due to discomfort). I am 19 years old and experienced this condition for the first time when I was 16. I experience the same psychological consequences as a…

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Was Buddha muscular or really skinny?

So he was a prince from the warrior caste and had martial arts training so I imagine he would have some physical training and conditioning as well but I also know in his search for the truth he deprived himself of a lot and would fast so I imagine that would make him thinner. I’m…

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A canonical parable about the precepts

Long ago there was a stupid, unwise man who was extremely thirsty and in need of water. Seeing a mirage, he mistook it for water and ran after it. He followed it all the way to the Indus River. Then he just stood by the river and stared at it, without drinking. A bystander said,…

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how old was Shakyamuni Buddha at the time of enlightenment?

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