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Henry Shukman: Great Freedom

This is the great freedom of our existence which Zen practice can open up — truly life beyond life, life in life, life in death. ~ Henry Shukman

Enjoy Zen Teacher Henry Shukman’s short reflection on Easter, Passover and Zen.

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Buddhism: Applying Asian Practices in the West

Do not let yourself be diverted from your deepest intuitions by the charisma, intelligence or pressure of others. In the end, life itself is your greatest teacher.   ~ Stephen Batchelor

Seven Buddhist teachers from around the world answered questions about the challenges Buddhism faces as it moves into the West. This seventh and final post looks at how we work with Asian practices which often seem inaccessible to westerners. 

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Buddhism: Student and Teacher Relationship

“After my death,” the Buddha said to Ananda, “do not think you will have no teacher: the Dharma will be your teacher.”   ~ Stephen Batchelor

Seven Buddhist teachers from around the world answered questions about the challenges Buddhism faces as it moves into the West. This sixth post in our series explores the Buddhist student-teacher relationship. 

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Stan Grof: The Consciousness Revolution

Holotropic experiences have the potential to help us discover our true identity and our cosmic status.  ~ Stan Grof

We are pleased to introduce this five-part series on Stanislav Grof’s lecture, The Consciousness Revolution: New Perspectives in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Psychotherapy. Grof presents radical views about consciousness, psychotherapy and the human psyche, focusing on his exploration into non-ordinary states of awareness.

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Buddhism and Other Spiritual Traditions

…the emphasis of Buddhism is on… practice, not what you believe or what you profess. ~ Rob Nairn

Seven Buddhist teachers from around the world answered questions about the challenges Buddhism faces as it moves into the West. This fifth post in our series explores how Buddhism connects to other spiritual systems. 

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