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  1. Roots of Virtue

    essay Real Healer Saints and Communication with Angels? Hah!

    Real Healer Saints and Communication with Angels? Hah! In the past years there has been a somewhat universal Western trend that some people seek personal connection with what they imagine as divine and come up with practical approaches which could accurately be described as a genre of...
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    group study Zen (Ch'an) Buddhism: Practices, Teachings, and Commentaries

    Zen or Ch'an is an evergreen topic on spiritual discussions that touch Oriental cultural themes. The reason is because Ch'an decisively affected the cultural development of China, Japan, and Korea when it was the chief cultural import of Tang dynasty along with Confucianism. The spirit of Ch'an...
  3. Miroku

    group study Good and Interesting Documentaries About Practice and Practitioners

    Hey, I thought it could be interesting to post here interesting documentaries that somehow touch upon the practice, etc. I will be kicking off with Hermits.
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    announcements Rules for Discussing the Monastic Traditions

    We welcome authentic monastically preserved teachings! What qualifies as a valid monastic tradition? Monks and nuns receive extra ethical vows and monastic strictures that detaches them from the lay people and the society, thus enabling monastics to devote their time and energy to spiritual...
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    group study Damaging Others' Wisdom Life is Severe Negative Karma!

    I must emphasize this following point to everybody: Damaging Others' Wisdom Life is Severe Negative Karma! Here are some quotes on what William Bodri has to say on the topic of wisdom life: So, whatever you think of false teachers and their snares, know that willful ignorance and...