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    Zen Teaching of Instantaneous Awakening

    A Classic Zen text written in the 8th century by Hui Hai. He was a student of Ma-tsu and from the same line as Hui Neng, Huang Po and Rinzai (Lin-chi).

  • Don't Take Your Life Personally

    Ajahn Sumedho urges us to trust in awareness and find out for ourselves what it is to experience genuine liberation from mental anguish and suffering.

  • Perfect Wisdom: Prajnaparamita Texts

    The Short Prajnaparamita Texts were composed in India between 100 BC and AD 600. They contain some of the most well known Buddhist texts such as The Perfection of Wisdom in 700 Lines, The Heart Sutra, and The Diamond Sutra.

  • Fingers and Moons, by Trevor Leggett

    Trevor Leggett points to the truth beyond words, beyond explanations and methods.

  • Experience Beyond Thinking: Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation. An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation and the reflections of an ordinary practitioner. Used as a guide by meditation groups.

    An easy to follow guide to Buddhist meditation.

  • Understanding Karma and Rebirth A Buddhist Perspective

    Meditations and exercises to help us understand karma and rebirth and to live from the unborn moment.

  • The Old Zen Master by Trevor Leggett

    Stories, parables, and examples pointing to the spiritual implications of practical events in daily life.

  • Teachings of a Buddhist Monk

    Modern practical teachings from an American monk living within one of the oldest Buddhist traditions.

Some inspiring blog favourites

Short animation about a misguided monk who meets a determined dog.

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Picture of an unknown Chinese Buddhist monk blessing a dead man at Taiyuan railway station, Shanxi.

Buddhist monk China Taiyuan Train Station Shanxi 25 11 2011 (REUTERS Asianewsphoto)

Taiyuan Train Station, Shanxi, November 25 2011 (REUTERS/Asianewsphoto)


Orchestra of young Spanish musicians brought a cheer to a Job Shop waiting room in Madrid when they launched into a rendition of the Beatles’ favourite Here Comes the Sun.

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The tiny blue dot in image is Earth from distance of 900 million miles looking past Saturn’s rings.

Earth from distance of 900 million miles


Take Five

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The Sachal Studios Orchestra, based in Lahore, Pakistan, playing an innovative cover of ‘Take Five,’ the jazz standard written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959. Before he died last year, Brubeck called it the ‘most interesting’ version he had ever heard. Once you watch the performance above, you’ll know why.


Words that live on, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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May all beings be well, be aware, and be happy!

Photo of Sam. Happy New Year!

From all at Buddhism Now and Buddhist Publishing Group.


5 Responses

  1. This Video warmed my heart

  2. Loved the Sachel studio take Five. where can I found more of their music?

  3. Inspiring post … so sad for the little dog but what a touching message.
    Happy New Year 2014

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