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Culture of Ritual and the Quest for Enlightenment

Since prehistoric times, ritual has been perhaps the most important human activity. Throughout the world there has existed an ancient and ongoing tradition of sacred action performed with the aim of improving not only our condition in the universe, but the condition of the universe itself. Indeed, the further back we look, the more we […]

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Buddhist Meditation – Essential Advice On Meditation

Buddhist Meditation. When you read books about meditation, or often when meditation is is presented by different groups, much of the emphasis falls on the techniques. In the West, people tend to be very interested in the “technology” of meditation. However, by far the most important feature of Buddhist meditation is not technique, but the way […]

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Buddhism – Religion Or Philosophy?

Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy? The Buddha referred to his teachings simply as Dhamma-vinaya – “the doctrine and discipline” – but for centuries people have tried to categorize the teachings in various ways, trying to fit them into the prevailing molds of cultural, philosophical, and religious thought. Buddhism is an ethical system – […]

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