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Thich Nhat Hanh

Within the last few days, Master Thich Nhat Hanh was hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage. Thay, as he is called among his adherents and students, is currently in observed condition but is said to be making a speedy recovery. Before

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Cloud Mountain Retreat

Cloud Mountain Retreat is a non-sectarian Buddhist center located in southwest Washington. Situated on 15 acres of wooded land approximately 60 miles north of Portland Oregon, Cloud Mountain was conceived and built with the goal of providing groups and individuals

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Yuèyá Quán

Yuèyá Quán or Crescent Lake is an oasis in the Gobi desert some 3-4 miles from Dunhuang in Western China.  The Crescent Lake Oasis fulfills the water needs of a small population of farmers and residents.  Home to one of

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Communication and Anti-Communication

It is not always easy to communicate, even with the ones you love or yourself.  Difficulties arise with words, tones, emotions, intent, etc.  Moreover, unfortunately, one misstep usually turns into an avalanche.  Emotions are mixed.  Words become useless.  In the

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The Silk Road

The Silk Road was a series of routes leading from China to Western Civilization. Used primarily as trade routes, these heavily used pathways also allowed the transmission of Buddhism, Taoism, and other religious and cultural practices along its great length.

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Paro Taktsang

Paro Taktsang  is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as The Tiger’s Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley, Bhutan. A temple complex was first

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The Vinegar Tasters

There is a traditional Taoist parable called the Vinegar Tasters.  It has been repeated and retold hundreds of times as well as being the basis for numerous paining.  The parable (see below) details the philosophical differences between the three big

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Potala Palace

The Retreat this week takes us to Potala Palace.  Traditional summer home of the Dalai Lama, it is situated in the city of Lhasa in Tibet.  Built and opened in the mid 17th century.  Considered a Holy Landmark, the Palace

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