Featured Articles and Journals: ethics

by Paul S
September 16, 2013
Sometimes we Westerners can get caught up in conflating Buddhism with sitting meditation, and then we become dismissive of other ways of practicing as if they are sub-par. I thought it was time to clear up for myself what chanting-based Nichiren...
Activism and Politics, Buddhism, Meditation Practice, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (4)     Link
February 28, 2013
Right speech, sometimes called Wise or Skillful Speech, is the first principle of ethical conduct in the eightfold path to liberation from suffering.  ... The importance of speech in ethical conduct is clear, Bikkhu Bodhi says in his guide to...
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by Joren
January 31, 2013
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by Lani
January 31, 2013
This morning I received a strange gift from the universe.
Buddhism     Link
January 11, 2013
Are ethics and romance incompatible?
Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness, Religion & Spirituality     Comment (2)     Link
April 18, 2012
If I remain in a clam-shell of fear in my life, unwilling to be motivated by love, tolerance and a wish to be happy, I might as well just be a clam.
Activism and Politics, Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
April 12, 2012
Here at the Responsible Consumption Test Site, I've been test-driving websites and mobile apps to see how they can help us develop more mindful habits. This week, GoodGuide.com kicked my butt. 
Activism and Politics, Buddhism, Nutrition & Body Wellness, Science & Technology     Comment (5)     Link
April 2, 2012
By Jonathan S. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Activism and Politics     Comment (3)     Link
August 15, 2011
Right now in in 21st century Nepal, it is actually considered debatable as to whether or not a Buddhist nun raped by five men on a bus should be allowed to return to her monastic life or not.  "The religious dictum requires a nun to be...
Buddhism     Comment (5)     Link
February 27, 2011
You see it, or hear it, or feel it, or know it:  the suffering of others.  It is right there in front of you.  Do something about it! It saddens me with I see the ethics of Buddhism deflate like someone surreptitiously letting the...
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by Lani
February 15, 2011
  The first time I heard of Bhutan's GNH "Gross National Happiness" I was intrigued. Instead of simplifying pleasure to profit and finding a simple outstanding variable that could capture the health of a nation in pure dolla...
Buddhism     Comment (3)     Link
December 7, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
Buddhism     Comment (6)     Link
October 20, 2010
IDP Board member and blogger Jon Rubinstein forwarded this fascinating article to me, Morals Without God from the NY Times. It reminds me of the position of Sam Harris,  wondering if it is possible to develop human ethics and wholesome...
Religion & Spirituality     Comment (4)     Link

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