Mindful Speech in the Internet Era

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The Buddhist tradition has many teachings about expressing ourselves skillfully and mindfully. I think these guidelines need to be updated for the Internet era.

Speaking the Truth: The Four Gates of Skillful Speech

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(cross posted on the Interdependence Project blog - follow Ethan on Facebook or Twitter) How do we tell the truth when the truth needs telling? There are many lists in Buddhism. Some of them are incredibly helpful; some of them are a little bit more difficult to discern in terms of applying them during a difficult moment or in the heat of a life situation. I find that my life is increasingly about communication - listening and speaking. (more…)