The Calling of Happiness

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The Calling of Happiness
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The Calling of Happiness

There are some things we can change in our life, some aspects we can influence. But, there are many that we have to get used to. This is the greatest challenge. It’s not easy,[...]

An Attitude of Happiness
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An Attitude of Happiness

One of the most challenging things about being a monk is the magnitude of suffering and sadness you get to see in the world. Perhaps it’s similar, if not the same, for doctors, psychologists,[...]

The Course of Grief
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The Course of Grief

It is said that when Buddha went back to meet his family after his enlightenment, he was given a stately welcome. His father, the king, treated him like the prince he once had been. The[...]

The 84th Problem
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The 84th Problem

Once upon a time an affluent farmer approached Buddha with great hope. He prostrated before the sage and sought his blessings. Buddha raised his hand in benediction. “O Venerable One!” the farmer said, “I[...]

The Hall of One Thousand Mirrors
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The Hall of One Thousand Mirrors

A certain Shaolin temple in China has a unique hall. It’s known as the hall of a thousand mirrors, for its walls and roof are studded with one thousand mirrors. Many monks train there perfecting[...]