Help, advice needed!

Even though I’m not from the US watching Roe v. Wade overruling has made me distressed as a young woman. Knowing I am still subject to material desires and not a monastic (yet) I am scared If I ever become pregnant my life would change forever. Please help! I’m very frightened the way the world…

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Thanisarro Bhikkhu on Happiness Research

The Karma of Happiness – A Buddhist Monk Looks at Positive Psychology by Thanisarro Bhikkhu “This is the way leading to wisdom: when visiting an awakened person, to ask … ‘What, when I do it, will be for my long-term welfare and happiness?’” Majjhima Nikaya 135 … In terms of the past, positive psychologists have…

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What makes some Purelands better than others?

I see some Purelands are considered “better” than others, so what are some differences between Purelands? submitted by /u/Rattedruide [link] [comments]Read More

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Mara tells a nun women can’t attain enlightenment

From SN5.2 Mara the wicked: “That state’s very challenging; it’s for the sages to attain. It’s not possible for a woman, with her two-fingered wisdom.” Nun Soma: “What difference does womanhood make when the mind is serene, and knowledge is present as you rightly discern the Dhamma. Surely someone who might think: ‘I am woman’,…

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Can anyone recommend to me a book or a treatise about the philosophy in the EBTs?

I hope that I chose the right tag. I ask because although there are many books introducing the philosophy of Buddhism, they tend to be dealing with Mahayana Buddhism as far as I am aware. 2 posts – 2 participants Read full topic Read More

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Mindfulness as Heartfulness

Jon Kabat Zinn explains that Mindfulness in Asia means ‘Heartfulness’ He describes integrating buddhist tenets such as beginner’s mind, non-judgment, letting go, acceptance, trust, gratitude and generosity into mindfulness as part of informal meditation. My difficulty with my formal and informal meditation practice through the course of the day seems mechanical because I don’t know…

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Sutta of buddha confronting a dragon behind closed doors and turning it into a pot?

I remember hearing this story somewhere, but can’t find it online. submitted by /u/HdGCD82tP [link] [comments]Read More

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Sutta of snake being late to sermon because worn as belt?

I remember an ajahn mention this in a video, but can’t find it online. submitted by /u/HdGCD82tP [link] [comments]Read More

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Source of Buddha turning volley of arrows from Mara’s army to flowers?

I can only find personal blogs searching for this. What’s the source? submitted by /u/HdGCD82tP [link] [comments]Read More

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Visiting in California Bay Area next week – seeking recommendations

I’m visiting San Jose for work next week and have Monday-Thursday evenings open. Does anyone recommend any particular temples or dharma centers in the metropolitan area? Even better if there’s any unique events or dharma talks I could attend. I practice Tibetan Buddhism primarily Kagyu/Nyingma, but am open to any quality authentic Buddhadharma offerings. Thanks…

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