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Audio guided meditation recommendations?

I know how many of you feel about guided meditations, but I am introducing meditation to some fellow university friends, and one of them is telling me he is having an incredibly hard time while ...
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Is there an API for Buddhist texts?

Does anyone know of an API for Buddhist texts along the same lines as this one for the Bible. I do some spare time software projects and I would like to hook up to Buddhist text API just as part of ...
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Burst bubble : How to deal with a traumatizing event?

Recently i stumbled upon a movie disc and on it was a movie called "American guinea pigs". It wasn't a typical funny horror story, it was a ultra realistic documentary style movie. There was a woman ...
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Which is the most read journal on Buddhism?

I got confused while googling about which is the most popular (widely distributed, published continuously in a large number) journal on Buddhism (or Buddhist journal). It is very obvious for the ...
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Maintaining respect to their previous faith while explaining Buddhism to a person who is in another school of Buddhism or another religion? [closed]

I have a Blog and a lot of people come to learn Buddhism in it. I want to start doing articles on Theravada Buddhism and i do not have any idea if i can do it without being a bit corrosive in certain ...
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Satipatthana sutta in english AUDIO

Is there a version of Satipatthana Sutta in English AUDIO . I have got the pali version but I do not understand the full meaning when I listen to it.The idea is to listen every day when I go to work ...
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Is playing computer games an unwholesome activity?

Recently I've slipped back into playing computers games. This morning I had a moment of clarity and realised that for me it is not a good activity and I've uninstalled them and I feel a lot better. ...
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Watching crime in apps or website

By watching crime in mobile apps or in website , is one actually participating in the incident? If one thinks about it, is one perpetuating the incident again? Does it add to one's karma? How does one ...
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Quick-overview lists of Dhammas within Buddhism

This community wiki post is about gathering lists that serve as a quick-overview of the different Dhammas in Buddhism. We are looking for dhamma-lists from all traditions. If you have found a list ...
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Would making a video game be considered “business in intoxicants” or “business in poisons”?

Right Livelihood, as stated in the :Vanijja Sutta "Monks, a lay follower should not engage in five types of business. Which five? Business in weapons, business in human beings, business in meat, ...
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If I download illegal material for my education and if the material is not in my reach in my country, is it still bad karma?

I downloaded a lot of things for 16 years I guess.I now understood this is a form of stealing.And i decided to delete my downloaded content.But some material is not found in my country,or if i order ...
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Where can i find buddhist chanting and music?

Where can I find chanting or music, inspired by Buddhism? I would like to have this for my MP3 player so I can remember to practice when not "on the cushion" (cost-free or not, chanting or any type ...
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What Buddhist Software is there?

I'm a programmer who is also interested in Buddhism and right now I'm in the planning stage for creating software inspired by Buddhism. I would like to know what Buddhism-related (or -inspired) ...
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Where can I find video Dharma talks?

I'm looking for videos with Dharma talks and am hoping that the community here can help me. Grateful for any links to online talks and DVD recommendations.
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Is 'Neo' the Buddha?

In the Matrix, is Neo's character just Sidhartha in a new life? Does the movie have any implication to whether Neo is actually the Buddha? I know the movie is chalk full of notions of being Buddhist ...
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How are bhikkhus using social networking sites?

I thought bhikkhus were to not to be involved with entertainment. Thank you in advance.
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How is His Holiness the Dalai Lama able to watch TV?

I watched a documentary of his life and he was using the remote to change the channels on his TV. Does this not break any of the rules? (227 bhikkhu precepts) Thanks.
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Does using or watching YouTube break a bhikkhu's rules?

Would using YouTube or other social media, where one is exposed to music or forced advertising/entertainment, be breaking the rules for monks? "the watching of entertainments are stumbling blocks" ...
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What are some entertaining/fictional movies, books, etc. about Buddhadharma or Buddha himself?

What are entertaining/fictional movies, cartoons or books about Buddhadharma or Buddha himself?
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Who sings Om mani padme hum mantra?

I love the tone of this song, although not understand the meaning. Om Mani Padme Hum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FODfgCrSaw What's her name ? Why do people venerate the bow ?
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Does illegal downloading or viewing of copyright material violate the second precept?

As a kid I used to download a lot of softwares and movies using torrents. Even if something illegal is done, it doesn't necessarily mean that it violates a precept. But can this be considered as ...
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Buddhist chant from video game

In the old game, Afterlife (Lucas Arts), there is a song that features a chant. The song is the most peaceful of the soundtrack, in my opinion, and I have always wondered what the chant was. The song ...