Monthly Archives: April 2013

Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Finale)

I suppose that every human institution has its dirty laundry. The sutta about the monks at Kosambi shows that this was true even in the Buddha’s own time and even in his own community. So it isn’t too surprising that … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Part 2)

When we last left the story, the Buddha had quietly slipped out of the monastery (really, just a park). He paid a brief visit to a friend and bhikkhu, Bhagu, and then went on to the Eastern Bamboo Park. It … Continue reading

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Oh, Those Unruly Monks! (Part 1)

There are many remarkable stories in the Pali canon. One of my favorites is the Upakkilesa Sutta. “Upakkilesa” translates to “imperfections”. Yeah, I know. It doesn’t sound like a page-turner. But bear with me. This discourse has several sections. I won’t … Continue reading

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The True Boston Brahmans

As I write this it is 3 days since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. I used to live in Boston, and I still go back there at least once a year. It’s a great city, like one, big small … Continue reading

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Meditation Can Be Habit Forming

My daughter, in her usual thoughtful way, gave me a book for my birthday on the nature of habits. It is called “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business”. The word “habit” is … Continue reading

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The Business of Buddhism

One of the things that I have always enjoyed about the Buddhist tradition is that from the time of the Buddha the teachings were always offered freely. India must have been quite something around 2400 B.C.E. when the Buddha lived. … Continue reading

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Putting Your Story To Rest

Everybody has a movie, starring me, directed by me, produced by me, written by me… it’s all about me – Larry Rosenberg, Cambridge Insight Meditation Center Everybody has a story and we like to spend our time and energy telling … Continue reading

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