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The Crossword Puzzle (#2)

Physical weakness does not guarantee an inability to cause trouble. As Ming Zhen Shakya describes Spencer Ghent’s condition he seems unable to create conflict. She’ll find out how wrong she’s been in Part 2 of “The Crossword Puzzle”

The Crossword Puzzle (#1)

An invitation to help correct a problem is often an invitation to accept the blame for it as Ming Zhen Shakya shows in Part 1 of The Crossword Puzzle..

Le philosophe roi

Le rang et le pouvoir ne sont pas une garantie de justesse. Il existe une tendance chez les riches et puissants, parfois même parmi les professeurs (qui usent de leur pouvoir), a penser que leur opinion est permanente et vraie. Qian Xin nous montre comment un enseignant courageux, en remettant en question les rangs et le pouvoir, peut amener un étudiant à la vérité lorsque celui-ci garde les oreilles et le coeur assez ouvert pour la recevoir.

Boredom as educator

Boredom has something to teach you — if you’ll pay attention. In “Boredom as Educator” Yao Xin of Knoxville share a few thoughts about this old friend of ours.

The Landlord

An unexpected discovery casts a shadow over a young couple routine. In “The Landlord” our Former Abbot Ken shows us how love can overcome all obstacles and keep life in movement.

Un dia para celebrar

¿Es el descanso simplemente dormir o no hacer nada? ¿De qué descansamos cuando descansamos? En esta nueva pequeña historia, un hombre abatido por la actividad intenta buscar paz para su alma consumida por las ocupaciones…

El vegetarianismo y el budismo

¿Debe un budista ser vegetariano? Y si asi fuera ¿por qué? en “El vegetarianismo y el budismo” Jiaoyuan Fa explora las ambivalencias que existen en torno al tema.

A guided meditation on death

Death: It’s going to happen to you. At an inconvenient time. You’re probably afraid. But the more you think about it, the more difficult it is to pin down precisely what it is you’re afraid of. Contained herein is a guided meditation meant to alleviate anxiety when thinking about our impending ends, however soon or far off. The implication is that at least some of our fears are unfounded. And if the most frightening thing which ever occurs to people can be made a smidgen less frightening, that’s surely worth the while.

Death among the peaceful

How does a drive through a beautiful bucolic scene conceal disaster? Our Former Abbot Ken learns the hard way in the lovely Louisiana countryside in his “Death Among The Peaceful”

El rey filósofo

La religión es una actividad del hombre dirigida al exterior, muchas veces con una gran componente social. Pero cuando el hombre mira hacia dentro, hacia su propia alma para buscar a Dios, lo llamamos espiritualidad. En esta historia, Jiaoyuan Fa nos cuenta de una intepretación espiritual sobre el cielo y el infierno.