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New Publications: The Perfection of Wisdom in Twenty-Five Thousand Lines

4 Jun 2023

The Perfection of Wisdom in Twenty-Five Thousand Lines is among the most important scriptures underlying both the “vast” and the “profound” approaches to Buddhist thought and practice. Known as the “middle-length” version, being the second longest of the three long Perfection of Wisdom sūtras, it fills three volumes of the Kangyur.
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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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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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New Publications: 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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