Zen spot #141 — Mindfulness, meditation and the eighteen most durable Buddhist blogs June 9, 2018 00:00

All Buddhist blogs must die

While death finds us all, it seems to find Buddhist blogs in numbers greater than their sum total. My personal pursuit of inspiration and understanding uncovered dozens of broken links, years of inactivity and inexplicable redirection to car dealerships, cookie recipes and fashion retailers. And, while I believe that reading can only take one’s practice so far, it is a critical part of walking the path. In particular, the following sites  and blogs offer exceptional resources.

I hope you enjoy each as much as I do.


1. 108 Zen Books


2. Susan Piver


3. The Existential Buddhist


4. Firefly Hall


5. Lion's Roar


6. No Zen In The West


7. One Time, One Meeting


8. American Buddhist Perspectives


9. Speculative Non-Buddhism


10. Audio Dharma


11. Notes From A Burning House


12. Ox Herding


13. Plum Village


14. The Endless Further


15. Upaya Institute And Zen Center


16. Open Buddha


17. Jade Mountain


18. Trike Daily



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What are The Four Noble Truths?

  1. The truth of suffering
  2. The truth of the origin of suffering
  3. The truth of the cessation of suffering
  4. The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering

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  2. Right intention
  3. Right action
  4. Right speech
  5. Right livelihood
  6. Right effort
  7. Right mindfulness
  8. Right concentration

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