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Buddhist abbey offers young adult program

This summer young adults ages 18 to 29 can explore the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism within Western at Sravasti Abbey, a Buddhist monastic community in Newport. During the Young Adults: Exploring Buddhism 2012  residential program, guests will be fully integrated into the Sravasti community and will learn meditation, participate in Dharma teachings …

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Meditation retreat looks at cultivating forgiveness

It's likely that at some point everyone has felt wronged, betrayed and hurt. Psychologists and spiritual teachers of various traditions agree that forgiveness heals the emotional pain that bitterness and resentment create. But what is forgiveness? And how do we get there? Forgiveness is the theme of a meditation retreat at Sravasti Abbey …

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Buddhist, Christian holiday fall on same day this year

This April 8, while millions (dare I say billions) of Christians around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, thousands (dare I say millions) of Buddhists will be celebrating the birth of Buddha. In a somewhat infrequent confluence of holy events, Easter Sunday this year corresponds perfectly with the …

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Recounting The Life of the Buddha

More than 2,500 years ago an Indian prince, Siddhartha, abandoned his privileged life in order to understand how to overcome suffering. Eventually, he became the Buddha, “the Fully Awakened One,” attaining peace through transforming his own mind. He spent the next 45 years teaching others how to do it too. …

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