Hidden Treasure
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Hidden Treasure

City of Lingering Splendor: A Frank Account of Old Peking’s Exotic Pleasures by John Blofeld On a stroll through the streets of Peking in 1934 you might meet beautiful courtesans, Confucian scholars, Tsarist refugees, aging palace eunuchs, teenage opium addicts, Taoist adepts or Buddhist monks. You might even run into Shura, the White-Russian hermaphrodite. The … Continue reading

A Guide to the Five Maitreya Texts: The “Zip Files” of the Mahayana
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A Guide to the Five Maitreya Texts: The “Zip Files” of the Mahayana

by Karl Brunnhölzl The five works that the Tibetan tradition ascribes to Maitreya resemble zip files that contain all the profound and vast topics of the Buddhist teachings. In their traditional order: The Ornament of Clear Realization comments on the emptiness taught in the prajnaparamita sutras and on what happens in the minds of bodhisattvas … Continue reading