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COLUMN: Shambhala Economics

Welcome to Shambhala Economics, a column in the Shambhala Times where we publish articles on uplifted ways to view and engage in the economic side of life. Layth Matthews who is a long time student of Shambhala Buddhism and author of, “The Four Noble Truths of Wealth: a Buddhist View of Economic Life” is host, editor, and contributor for the column.

article by Layth Matthews

This is part I of a two part article on the psychology of money.

It could be said that Buddhist Economics, if there is such a thing, is about clarifying the difference between wealth and money. I think that’s because Buddhism is more about view than strategy. The Buddha’s discovery of awakened nature could be described as the realization of an unconditionally wealthy outlook because the non-judgmental perception we practice in meditation enables us to see the basic goodness of everything. Continue…

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