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Circus Act story

This important story about a father/daughter circus act comes from Thich Nhat Hanh’s Being Peace [Berkeley, CA:  Parallax, 1987].

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The Buddha Store Story

This excellent story is from Ezra Bayda’s Beyond Happiness:  The Zen Way to True Contentment (Boston:  Shambhala, 2011).  

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Blind Men and Elephant story

This version of this famous story comes from In the Buddha’s Words:  An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon, Bhikkhu Bodhi, ed. (Boston:  Wisdom, 2005). Commentary Though the Buddha’s story was about other sects, his point is a general one. …

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2 Zen Monks

This version of this classic Zen story is from T. P. Kasulus’s Zen Action Zen Person (The University of Hawaii, 1981). (On Thursday evenings I lead a meditation group at a nearby prison.  Usually, after two 35-minute rounds of fomal seated zazen, which…

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