.:. [ dharma = truth,
and the paths to the truth
the path of harmony and love,
the Way. ] .:.
The series format breaks content out into a highly-organized, grid ----- thus an appropriate format for teaching the Dharma ----- ----- I wish I could wave a magic wand and have my publisher send a copy to every human being on the planet. Instead, I am weaving this online portal, using my book's table of contents as the floorplan Thank you for being. Please enjoy. May all beings thrive.
Y o u H a v e A r r i v e d
I n T h e H e r e & N o w
m a p
The lay-out is quartered :
N O T E :
Dharma Door is based on my book, Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism.."Complete Idiot's Guides" is a popular mainstream American series of over 500 books (I did not make up the title -- but complete ignoramuses (ignorami?) are numberless: I vow to awaken with them all).
--- mixing in free chapters online with original text, plus topical portals (numerous annotated hyperlinks, arranged by category and theme).
The series format breaks content out into a highly-organized, grid ----- thus an appropriate format for teaching the Dharma ----- -----
I wish I could wave a magic wand and have my publisher send a copy to every human being on the planet. Instead, I am weaving this online portal, using my book's table of contents as the floorplan
Thank you for being. Please enjoy.
May all beings thrive.
.:. Why Is This Man Smiling?:
The BuddhaFree, online chapter.
.:. One Taste, Different Flavors: The Teachings Adapt to Different Lands
.:. What Might an Italian Buddha Look Like?: Western Buddhism
.:. Different Travel Agents, Same Destination?:
- / return to the Site Map(Table of Contents)
.:. The Handshake:
Buddhism's Basic Beliefs
.:. Taking Steps:
.:. The Art of Living:
.:. The Fine Print:
:: 3 ::
Seeing Clearly & Deeply:
Meditation & Its Paths
.:. Taking the Plunge:
Beginning and Cultivating Your Practice
.:. Base Camp:
Meditation BasicsFree, online chapter.
.:. Look Within, and Know:
Insight Meditation (Vipassana)
.:. See? Words Cannot Express:
.:. Paths of Devotion and Transformation:
Pure Land and Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana)
:: 4 ::
The Pedal Hits the Metal:
Buddhism Applied to the World
.:. Alone, Together:
.:. No Work, No Eat:
Work to Eat or Eat to Work?
.:. Everybody's Doing It:
Buddhism and Popular CultureFree, online chapter.
.:.New Ways of Seeing and Being:
Buddhism and Fine Arts
.:.The World Within and Without:
Buddhism and the Sciences
.:.This Generation :
Engaging the World
.:. Times and Places to CelebrateFree, online chapter., (not in the 2nd edition) coming in mid-October.
:: miscellaneous goodies ::
.:. Chain of 12 Links
.:. Timeline of the timeliness
.:. group inter view, from Inkwell.vue
Internet Maps & Buddhism
By "map," we refer to the fact that on the Web every site is equidistant from every other site ----- it all seems just a click away ----- and so we're weaving this site to provide some perspective, (howsoever illusory any single perspective might be).
Fortunately, the concept of an interconnected web of being isn't unfamiliar territory to the path of the Buddha ...
As a net is made up of a series of ties,
so everything in this world is connected
by a series of ties. If anyone thinks
that the mesh of a net is an independent,
isolated thing, he or she is mistaken.
It is called "a net" because it is made up of
a series of interconnected meshes -----
and each mesh has its place and responsibility
in relation to all the other meshes.
- The Buddha
m i s c e l l a n e o u s
:: drop by bodhi: an interactive, threaded messaging forum
(bulletin board, via Web and e-mail) ::
:: (group-mind, seeking the Way, and touching a number of topics) ::
:: Read ... what people are saying about the Buddha : ). ::
about the book
:: author bio :: upcoming events ::
:: media :: foreign editions ::
:: a hypertext Chain of 12 Links
( an experiment in web-based learning ) ::
The historical dimension and the transcendent dimension swing upon the same hinge ~ namely, inbetween your in-breath and your out-breath. Right here and now. Peace is every step.
As faith-based / spiritual responses to the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded, I captured about a dozen, plus a few online zones of mindfulness that continue to carry it on. May they nurture healing. within and without. Amen.
This is all a work-in-progress (even this website.)
Please return, from time to time. Enjoy your breathing. Be.
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