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Bhutan princess seeks to preserve kingdom’s cultural heritage — Buddhist Art News

ejinsight.com Ella Cheung Jun 3, 2016 5:34pm Bhutan’s Princess Ashi Kesang Choden T. Wangchuck, who is the namesake of her royal grandmother, studied and lived abroad, but she keeps her heart at home. Out of a sense of family duty, the princess has made it her personal mission to promote and preserve the kingdom’s rich […]

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Nothing To Do — Great Middle Way

Renunciation has nothing to do with sacrificing. When we talk about renunciation, somehow we get all scared because we think that we have to give up some goodies, something valuable, some important things. But there is nothing that is important; there is nothing that is solidly existing. All that you give up is actually a […]

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Surprise! — Great Middle Way

It is often thought that the Buddha’s doctrine teaches us that suffering will disappear if one has meditated long enough, or if one sees everything differently. It is not that at all. Suffering isn’t going to go away; the one who suffers is going to go away. —Ayya Khema

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Two Recommendations — Great Middle Way

Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and brings about blessings and happiness, I do ask of you to abandon wrongdoing. Cultivate doing good. It can be done. If it brought deprivation and sorrow, I would not ask you to do […]

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Buddhist Treasures From Gobi Desert Cave — Buddhist Art News

Wall Street Journal Beginning May 7, the Getty Research Institute will show Buddhist artwork in the show ‘Cave Temples of Dunhuang’ By Alexandra Wolfe For six centuries, nearly 500 caves filled with troves of art sat practically untouched along China’s Silk Road. Little known outside China, they contained thousands of Buddhist sculptures and manuscripts and […]

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Buddhism; Here and Now: Enlightenment

Enlightenment is not an evolutionary attainment. On the contrary, ordinary existence is a temporary involution of our true nature. Because nothing can cease to be what it is, this involution is not enduring. It arises at every instant, caused by wrong views and afflicted emotions, and is sustained momentarily by unwholesome conduct. Enlightenment is not something […]

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Buddhism and The Dharma; Compassion: How many more must die? — Great Middle Way

If you buy the flesh, the animal was killed specifically for you. Who else is the “beneficiary”? And you, in buying the flesh, have placed an order for another animal to be slaughtered, for you or the next customer. Sell stock, restock. Does anyone not understand the rudiments of commerce, everywhere and at all times? […]

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