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Seek refuge 

it seems unbearable,

suffering wrought by foul conditions –

seek refuge in a tree house

Poem and photo by Stephanie Mohan – April 18 2015


A hole too deep - Ajahn Chah quote for reflection

Suppose there was a hole, and there was something at the bottom of it.

Now anyone who put their hand into the hole and didn’t reach the bottom would say the hole was too deep.

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Turn it around.

All the suffering in the world comes from seeking pleasure for oneself.  All the happiness in the world comes from seeking pleasure for others.


Shin Buddhism

Psychedelics, human rights, and Buddhism

People have used psychedelics in spiritual practice for at least 5700 years, pre-dating all major organised religions. (Source: Protecting the human rights of people who use psychedelics…

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Cultural Norms

Mindfulness and FIML

Here is one definition of mindfulness from the Buddha himself:

And what, monks, is the faculty of mindfulness? Herein, monks, a noble disciple is mindful and is endowed with the highest prudence in mindfulness; he is one who remembers and recollects even what is done or said long ago.

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Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Engaging Pragmatism in Buddhism

by Wayne Ren-Cheng

Three ethical ideals are the foundation of an Engaged Buddhist practice. They are pragmatism that arises from the Pragmatic Buddhist tradition of my teacher, the Venerable Shi Yong Xiang, and his teacher, the Venerable Shi Shen Long; pluralism as it arises from its value in connecting with others in a respectful and productive way; and in a commitment to practice as practice is the only way to experience the teachings of the Buddha as they can be positively applied to contemporary life. 1,190 more words

Meditation And Practice

Sex, desire, and the meditation on "uncleanness"

This article—The Problem With Sex According to Buddhism—provides a good overview of how traditional Buddhism has viewed sexual behavior. Generally, the modern way of looking at it is sexual behavior should not harm anyone and should not lead to unwanted entanglements. 323 more words