Interbeing

This Sunday I am going to explain interconnectedness to the children.

Interconnectedness is a fundamental Buddhist teaching. It is the notion that we are all connected. All of life, and really all existence, is interrelated. Sometimes in ways that are obvious, and sometimes in ways that are not.

When we realize the many ways that everything is connected, it can lead to profound inner awakenings.

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A Simple Description of Ch’an Buddhism. | elephant journal

A Simple Description of Ch’an Buddhism. | elephant journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/a-simple-description-of-chan-buddhism/

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Frequently Asked Questionsm

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) Do I have to be Buddhist to meditate?

No. Anyone can meditate. Most spiritual traditions have some form of meditation, though it may be known by a different name, like contemplative prayer or centering. You don’t have to become Buddhist to meditate. I don’t try to get anyone to become Buddhist.

2) Why do we meditate?

Meditation is a way of slowing down our minds, of…

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Shosan’s 5 Points in Buddhist Practice. | elephant journal

Shosan’s 5 Points in Buddhist Practice. | elephant journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/shosans-5-points-in-buddhist-practice/

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Do we Level Up in Buddhism? | elephant journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/do-we-level-up-in-buddhism/

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The Fierce Zen of Suzuki Shosan. | elephant journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/the-fierce-zen-of-suzuki-shosan/

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Buddha in the Land of the Pagans. | elephant journal

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/06/buddha-in-the-land-of-the-pagans/

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Engaged Buddhism and the Starfish story

Engaged Buddhism and the Starfish story

We went over the Starfish story:

http://rimedharmaschool.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/starfish-story-kindness-toward-all-beings/

I had been saving this story for a while and I was glad to have the opportunity to use it. We talked about engagement with the world. As Buddhists we should try to make the world a better place, even when it seems overwhelming and too difficult. A lot of times it seems…

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