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Zencast: Basic Buddhism Podcast

Zencast [Zencast 33 - Basic Buddhism 1]

The very swell Zencast podcast series' latest entry is on Basic Buddhism. Just listening to it right now, but so far it seems like a good introduction.

What I find...most people in southern California don't suffer enough, so [the Buddha] also taught how to be happy...What I find, if I'm speaking to people under 40, I talk about how to be happy, and if I speak to people over 40, I talk about how not to suffer. But it's the same message.

Bonus points awarded for name-checking the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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give Rudolf Otto's Mysticism: East...

give Rudolf Otto's Mysticism: East and West a try. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0766138151/qid=1136320282/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-0712817-5866504?n=507846&s=books&v=glance

a good comparative study on Buddhism and Occidental Mysticism (as rapresentative of the Occidental Mysthicism is present the great Meister Eckhart. A great meditative lecture IMHO)




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