Announcements

Teachings on Sūtra | Chagdud Khadro

27 Jun 2023

This coming Chökor Düchen, a day that marks the first turning of the wheel of Dharma, we invite you to join us live with Chagdud Khadro who will speak on the importance to all of us of there having been a Buddha’s teaching in this world, and on the importance of continuing to request the teachings. 
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84000 In Conversation | Wisdom in Waves

1 Jun 2023

This Saga Dawa Düchen—in celebration of the Buddha’s birth, awakening, and parinirvāṇa—we are delighted to present a special event with 84000 Senior Editor John Canti. 
This Sunday, we will be publishing our translation of this auspicious text, and John will offer a few approaches to reading it in translation and navigating its vastness that may help open it up and bring it alive to anyone.
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Gayāśīrṣa Hill

26 May 2023

Set on Gayāśīrṣa, the hill near Bodhgayā from which its title is derived, the sūtra presents its teaching in the form of the Buddha’s inward examination, a conversation between the Buddha and the bodhisattva Mañjuśrī, and dialogues between Mañjuśrī and three interlocutors‍—two gods and a bodhisattva.
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The Exposition of Karma

12 May 2023

In this Sūtra, the Buddha presents to the brahmin youth Śuka Taudeyaputra a discourse on the workings of karma. This is enlivened by many examples drawn from the rich heritage of Buddhist narrative literature, providing a detailed analysis of how deeds lead to specific consequences in the future.
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Sūtras in the Clouds: Making it Rain with Dharma

28 Apr 2023

“It’s in the cloud.” Though it has been less than twenty years since that metaphorical expression was first coined (by Eric Schmidt of Google at a conference in 2006), many of us are now as accustomed to understanding “the cloud” to mean a huge store of digital data, somewhere up there in cyberspace that we can access from anywhere, as we are to the real clouds up there in the sky. But Buddhist tradition has been using clouds in a similar metaphor for at least two thousand years.
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The Great Cloud (1) and The Great Cloud (2)

28 Apr 2023

Two new publications include, The Great Cloud—an important Mahāyāna sūtra, known particularly as one source of the idea that a tathāgata is permanent and does not really pass into parinirvāṇa, but strategically displays an illusory body; and The Great Cloud (2), a brief discourse identified more precisely in its colophon as a supplementary chapter from The Great Cloud on “the array of winds that bring down rainfall.”
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