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mole3
Ratnaguna
Another short Dharma essay, Gotama, Mole, and the Wild Wood
Harbour
Subhuti
In this second article based on his celebrated 'Eros and Beauty' talks, Subhuti examines the nature of aesthetic experience using the language of 'imagination'.
A Binocular Vision
Vidyaruchi
In this second part of the series 'Themes from the Survey', Vidyaruchi examines Sangharakshita's teaching on the progressive trend within reality, especially as regards its implications for the doctrinal unity of the Buddhist tradition.
pink lotus
Ratnaguna
This is the second in our series Thus Have I Heard: Brief Essays on Buddhism. We aim to keep them short enough to be read in five minutes or less. This one is 4 minutes of unadulterated Dharma.
Cake
Ratnaguna
Apramāda is now one year old. In this editorial, Ratnaguna marks the occasion by discussing why loyalty to the notion of objective truth is crucial for the health of society
ascent of beauty
Subhuti
In this first of two articles based on his celebrated 'Eros and Beauty' talks given in 2014, Subhuti explores the pursuit of beauty as a spiritual path.
Buddha
Guyhavajra
The Buddha brought his spiritual genius to two questions: what is the root of our suffering and how can it be quenched? This short article points us to the Buddha’s discoveries and his prescribed training scheme.
Devamitra
Ratnaguna
Ratnaguna finds much to admire in Devamitra's account of his diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Inspiring, challenging, humorous, and thought-provoking, it's well worth reading, regardless of your health condition or religion.
Hourglass nebula
Vidyaruchi
In this first article in a series on Sangharakshita's magnum opus, A Survey of Buddhism, Vidyaruchi offers a novel interpretation of some of the main ideas found in Chapter One of the book.
Arguing with the Buddha
Ratnaguna
In this, the second part of the article, Ratnaguna continues to look at instances from the ancient texts of the Buddha debating, and draws out lessons that we can learn from him.
Argument
Ratnaguna
The Buddha was well aware of the dangers and pitfalls of engaging in debates, and he had some interesting observations about how to conduct oneself in a discussion.
Uncertainty
Ratnaguna
Ratnaguna discusses the vitally important questions of how we can really know anything, and how our opinions are often associated with a lack of real knowledge.
The Buddha
Advayacitta
This article is intended for you if you have come to this website as someone who is curious about Buddhism but as yet knows little about it.

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