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Practical Buddhism

Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings offer a perspective into Buddhism unlike any other that we have learned of in class. Trungpa stripped away the mysticism and unattainability that has dictated so much of the Western understanding of Buddhism. His appeal to the … Continue reading

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Emptiness and Interbeing

“For neither an existent nor a nonexistent thing Is a condition appropriate. If a thing is nonexistent, how could it have a condition? If a thing is already existent, what would a condition do?” The second turning of the Wheel … Continue reading

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Suffering and Impermanence

In his piece “Foundations of Buddhism,” Gethin offers an approachable discussion of the Buddha’s teachings. He presents and describes the four noble truths of the Buddha: that of suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the noble … Continue reading

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