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The Way of the Bodhisattva 1.

Around 100BC a new inspiration entered Buddhism. Some monks began to speak of a ‘greater vehicle to awakening’ – the Mahayana. This new vehicle began to develop its own teachings – the Mahayana Sutras – that they believed were a superior teaching given to an elite of spiritually gifted students setting out a deeper, more efficacious path.

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The Evolution of Mindfulness 4.

From its first tentative emergence sometime during the second century until its full fruiting in the ninth century Tantric Buddhism went in stages through a profound transformation that saw it change from simply being prayers for well being into (according to its own press) the most powerful and efficient vehicle for awakening. Why wait aeons traversing the way of the Bodhisattva when as a tantric yogi you can do it in one lifetime?

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The Noble Eightfold Path 8

Concentration is an essential requirement for any form of meditative accomplishment – even the accomplishment of letting go of meditative ambition! – and yet for those of us who live in a fast DSC_0113moving, highly stimulated culture, our concentration, particularly on a single object, is left pitifully weak.

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