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meditation_retreats – a PDF file with a very comprehensive list of meditation retreats available to foreigners in Thailand and Burma.

saigyo and nature – a beautifully-written paper by one of my favorite scholars, William LaFleur, about how Saigyo changed the Japanese literary conception of nature.  A glimpse into the mind of another world.

Asuba Meditation material
Strange and extreme to the uninitiated, the Asubha (meditation on foulness) is a mainstay of Buddhist practice.   By observing and contemplating materials like autopsies and pictures of decomposing bodies such as these, the aim is to gradually wean the mind off its fixation with the human form.

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