The Art of Catching a Breath: On Buddhism and Politics
“Revisiting Buddhism in this changed world is like a balm for my wounds.”
This is real. It happened. There is nothing to be done.
What the Buddha Taught.
Sayings of the BuddhaThe Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
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