Were the Buddha alive today, would he spin the Wheel of Dharma on the information superhighway? Would he convene the global sangha in virtual reality, or interview distant disciples via satellite, or deliver discourses to us in the comfort of our living rooms over cable TV? We will never know

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Every year in mid-September, one hundred people from all over the world gather at Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in central Massachusetts for the annual three-month vipassana retreat. Located on eighty acres of beautiful forestland, the meditation center is housed

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Metta is a Pali word meaning “loving - kindness” or “friendship.” It is part of the living tradition of Buddhist meditation practices that cultivate spaciousness of mind and openness of heart. Classically, metta is taught along with three other meditation prac­tices designed to develop compassion,

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I’m often asked why I meditate. What good does it do? What purpose does it serve? There are probably as many answers to these questions as there are students of the Dhamma. I can only recount what my experience has been. This, I think, will explain why I practice vipassana meditation.

The early days

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Arizona

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Nevada

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