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The only early denomination that still exists today is Theravada Buddhism. Senses-bases include twelve kinds: six senses-organs (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind) and six external corresponding senses-spheres (form, sound, smell, taste, contact, and dharma or the mind’s object). These texts are considered to be a highly advanced form of the Buddha’s teachings that were revealed from the heavenly realm after his death. He is the first African monk to open a temple in the continent of Africa.

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications; Reprint edition (December 21, 2010)


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As a Forest Sangha monk once saluted me in Pali, and then translated/explained: ‘I acknowledge the Buddha in you, only the Buddha in you, and nothing else’. There is nothing wrong with buddhism ( At least I dont think so ) What is wrong is the way it is practiced in the Tibetan tradition. They practice buddhism as though Buddha says the direct opposite of what he does, and then lies about it 90/90: 90 Meditations/90 Days. Uber-Individualism—Buddhists in the “West,” especially convert Buddhists, struggle with building long lasting, sustainable communities. Children and teens aren’t always welcome, let alone considered vital members of the sangha. But beyond Buddhism, community in general is quite challenged in places like the U. Whereas in the past, friends, neighbors, and community elders were all to some degree or another considered part of the extended parenting family, today for most children, these people are often viewed with suspicion read You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment online.

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