Tag Archives: Core Teaching of the Budda

Going Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

Illumination or Elimination Many people who go to a formal meditation retreat want to get something. That something might be relaxation, stress relief, a sense of community, simple silence or even some kind of illumination leading to special insight. There … Continue reading

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Growing Up Human

Visit the Hongaku Jodo Website Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.   The experience of stress, pain, suffering is not a simple thing. The Buddha once observed, we respond to its complexity in two ways: And what is the … Continue reading

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Growing Up or Growing Old?

“Deny the passport, throw it away and make a great decision that you will not leave this shore until and unless you have liberated all the human beings.” — The Buddha This quote is all over the internet, usually without … Continue reading

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Nine Things You Should Never Do

You should never… 1. Hide from the truth. Most people, at the first sign of distress, would rather deny the hard truth than face it. The truth does not cease to exist when it is ignored. When you try to … Continue reading

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