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How to determine the end of a meditation session without a clock?

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2 answers
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What is the motivation for the list of 5 deadly sins?

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6 answers
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How does one become a lay Buddhist?

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What does sati mean?

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Does sutta recitation actually entail understanding of the text?

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What is done with offerings after they've been on the altar awhile?

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What are the advantages/disadvantages of meditating with eyes closed?

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How does an ālaya-vijñāna work?

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How do Buddhists use mudras?

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1 answer
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Is there a legendary biography of Avalokitesvara/Kwan-Yin/Chenrezig?

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4 answers
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In the five paramitas, what is patience and why is it on the list?

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What is Karuṇā? Is 'compassion' really a good translation?

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"When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the dharma will come to the land of the red faces"

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What are the Pali or Sanskrit words for these things?

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How does one do an "eye opening" for a new statue?

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2 answers
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How do you repent in Chinese Buddhism?

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How compatible are Buddhism and Communism?

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3 answers
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Were the oldest Buddhists evangelical?

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What are the 10 Bhumis?

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4 answers
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What is non-buddhism? [closed]

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1 answer
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How do ethics work in Shin Buddhism?

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1 answer
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Any research on the authorship of the Avatamsaka Suttra?

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7 answers
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How does chanting work in Nichiren Buddhism?

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1 answer
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What does the phrase "to armor oneself with vows" mean?

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1 answer
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Do people in the Narakas (or non-human realms) remember their past lives?

4 votes
3 answers
339 views

Looking for negative reference to women in the Avatamsaka Sutra

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2 answers
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Where can I find an English translation of the Buddhavatamasaka Sutra?

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1 answer
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Which Chinese Buddhist schools were gradualist?

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How were dreams and visions seen in the context of Chinese Buddhism?

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Has any pilgrimage customs formed in North America?