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Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing: Meditation as Medication for the Mind By Lawrence W. Dolnick
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What is the purpose or goal of meditation? This question forms one of the primary stumbling blocks for many Westerners first encountering Buddhism. The Western mind, reared on goal-oriented... More > pragmatism, balks at the notion of a "goal-less" practice. Any project whose end-product cannot be clearly delineated in advance will not likely be deemed worthy of extended effort. Yet when one observes individuals who have overcome this hesitation, who diligently practice meditation despite its apparent "impracticality," one quickly sees that, in fact, something very practical is happening, indeed. Where no end-product is being pursued, something is being produced. This "product" may manifest as an invisible inner calm, a piercing sense of intuitive perception or a general air of "luminosity" of which the meditator him or herself may not even be aware. What is going on here?< Less
Dharma, Not Dogma!: Buddhism and the Fluid Art of Realization By Lawrence W. Dolnick
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In this paper, I explore Buddhist teachings regarding faith, belief, and the difference between these terms. I also examine the individual's relationship to doctrine on the Buddhist path. It is my... More > hope that this exploration might lead seekers on all spiritual paths to discover the unique possibilities embodied in this Buddhist approach to the Divine, and the great advantage adopting such a view can lend to any spiritual quest, regardless of the Tradition in which it is centered.< Less
Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing: Meditation as Medication for the Mind By Lawrence W. Dolnick
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The Western mind balks at the notion of a "goal-less" practice.Yet when we overcome hesitation and practice meditation despite its apparent "impracticality," where no end-product... More > is being pursued, something, indeed, is produced - an invisible inner calm, a piercing sense of intuitive perception, a general air of "luminosity" of which we, ourselves, may not even be aware. What is going on here?< Less
Dharma, Not Dogma! Buddhism and the Fluid Art of Realization By Lawrence W. Dolnick
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This paper explores Buddhist teachings regarding faith, belief, and the difference between these terms, examining the individual's relationship to doctrine on the Buddhist path. It is my hope that... More > seekers on all spiritual paths will discover the unique possibilities embodied in this Buddhist approach to the Divine, and the advantage of this view to any spiritual quest, regardless of Tradition.< Less
The Essence of Buddhism: 400 Dharma Sayings On Compassion By Lawrence W. Dolnick et al.
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Westerners often mistake Buddhism for an intellectual or nihilistic religion whose sole focus is "enlightenment," but the true teachings of the Compassionate Buddha have for more than 2,500... More > years shared a "Gospel" of Loving-kindness and selfless concern for all sentient beings that has blessed the hearts and lives of millions around the world. Let the 400 sayings in this collection – one for each day of the year, with dozens to spare! – be a constant, daily reminder to open your heart as well as you mind to the light – and love! -- of the Awakened One.< Less

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