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About This Project

So, who am I, publishing this stuff? And what on earth do I think I’m doing? Short answer: I’ve been thinking and wondering, in recent years, about the role of relationship in Buddhist practice, both early and contemporary. Somewhere in … Continue reading

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Lighting Up The Night: Mahagosinga Sutta, MN 32

It was a dark and stormy retreat afternoon. My mind was dull, my body sagged. Suddenly, I remembered Mahāgosinga Sutta, MN 32. Continue reading

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Half of the Holy Life: Upaddha Sutta, SN 45.2

This web site draws its name from the Upaḍḍha Sutta, a conversation between the Buddha and Ānanda. (The word upaḍḍha itself means “half.”) Ānanda exclaims about the value of friendship, and the Buddha responds by describing two ways in which … Continue reading

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