Thursday September 22, 2011

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Whether you're deeply committed to the Dharma or you're a complete newcomer, this Gateway will provide you with a library of essays, sacred texts, and audio and video excerpts. It'll help you understand the history, rituals, and traditions of Buddhism.

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Browse through our collection of articles, texts, and prayers from the Buddhist tradition...Take in Zen master Shunryu Suzuki's advice on living in accord with nature.… Read Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku on how to keep from wasting time. Read prayers and scriptures from texts like the Dhammapada and from Tibetan sacred writings... and more.
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Screen video segments on such topics as the Four Noble Truths and the Five Precepts of the Dharma. . . . Listen to audio segments by Jack Kornfield, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Pema Chödrön.
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In her 1996 book, Things Fall Apart, Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön discusses our relationship with suffering and offers ways to understand and even find peace in difficult moments. Namkhai Norbu reveals methods of relaxing in a state of primordial awareness. . .and read about death and dying in a Buddhist context in Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.

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Learn about different Buddhist paths, rituals, and holidays.

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Join our communities for women, men, teens, and families. Talk about questions like Is the war on Iraq morally defensible?, the meaning of Buddhist friendship… . . .or interfaith marriage… and hear what others have to say about what to tell your children about religion. . .Take part in our discussions on Spiritual Counseling, Love, Prayer and Mourning, and Today's Issues… You can also read a wide range of articles on how Dharma teachings inform the deepest concerns in life.
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• Buddhist Women: How can we lead truly compassionate lives?
• Buddhist Families: How can we talk to our kids about spirituality?
• Buddhist Teens: Do your friends understand your interest in Buddhism?
• Buddhist Men: What does meditation do for us in daily life?

• About Love: Is it always possible to forgive?
• Getting Help: Do you need a teacher on the spiritual path?
• Prayer and Mourning: What does the teaching of "no-self" really mean?
• Issues of Faith: Can a Buddhist have faith?

Wonder which are the best spiritual sites on the web? Check out our Sites to See, with hundreds of web links as well as our reviews of specially selected sites. Or submit your own site or review!

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What does your personal path look like?... Where is it taking you? . . .Read the faith journals of others and post your own. . .Cyndi Lee, a yoga instructor, describes the road that led her to Buddhism. Literature opened up the Buddhist world for William. Read his story and post your own… Debate matters of belief and doubt with like-minded travelers in The Question of Faith… Articles in our Words of Wisdom section include writer Sharon Salzberg's "Cabbage Sutra" and a sermon by psychologist Ann Ulanov on facing the evil within each of us.

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You are your own protector—who else is there to protect you? When you have trained yourself well, you will find the protector who is so hard to find.

— The Buddha

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