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buddhism, emptiness

The World as Emptiness

by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — My brushes with Buddhism have been few and far between and yet profoundly important for me. I associate these encounters with three specific words that represent very particular concepts. The words are these: compassion (which, though not without its intricacies, is perhaps the most readily understandable of the three), mindfulness (which is surely the most popular Buddhist notion in vogue these...

buddhism, mountains, Solo Travel

Five Kinds of Waking Up

by Daniel Steinbock

Khumjung — The colors of the five Buddha families can always be seen waving on the wind in the Himalayan region, over mountain passes, water crossings, peaks, and energy centers. It’s said that each wave of a fl...

poetry, Café, buddhism

This one got written a little differently.

by Avren Keating

Livermore — I had no idea where this poem would go when I started it. It’s been a long time since I allowed myself to just write spontaneously. Usually I need a clear conceptual road map. I only had one general i...

meditation, buddhism, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Buddhist Society Day

by Dallas Sanders

Hong kong — People spread out on a grassy area beneath the trees to shield themselves from the bright sun. The wind was brisk and cool but the sun was hot. There were some girls playing songs and making loud musi...

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