June 2021

New Publication: The Chapter on Medicines

10 Jun 2021

The Bhaiṣajyavastu, “The Chapter on Medicines,” is the sixth chapter of the Vinayavastu, “The Chapters on Monastic Discipline,” of the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya. The Mūlasarvāstivāda was one of the most influential Buddhist schools in India, and its Vinaya, the corpus of monastic law, is reported to have circulated not only in various parts of the Indian subcontinent but also in Southeast Asia, at least in the late seventh century.
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June 19, 2021 | 84000 In Conversation: Immeasurable Life

9 Jun 2021

The first episode of our new 84000 In Conversation series is ‘Immeasurable Life,’ and will focus on an exploration of two recently translated texts from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon that have traditionally been recited for longevity. This new weekend series, hosted by 84000 associate editor, Joie Chen, will see special guests dropping in to share stories, histories, initiatives, and inspiration, to help us map the sūtras for modern life.
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New Publication: Inspiring Determination

7 Jun 2021

Inspiring Determination is directed at reforming the conduct of sixty bodhisattvas who have lost their sense of purpose and confidence in their ability to practice the Dharma. The bodhisattva Maitreya leads them to seek counsel from the Buddha, who explains the causes these bodhisattvas created in former lives that resulted in their current circumstance.
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