Good morning everyone. So this morning we did a session of shamatha as a way of reminding ourselves that without the foundation of stable calm attention, simply learning produces a lot of mental excitement. 3,286 more words
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Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
Is there a person who hasn’t asked herself, “What is the purpose of my life?” Or, “Why am I here?” In seeking to know my own purpose, or why I am here, what I shall do with my “… one wild and precious life…”, I’ve gone down many avenues. 1,385 more words
Wettimuny’s The Buddha’s Teaching and the Ambiguity of Existence is one of those rare and important books that everyone needs, if only they knew it. It builds a bridge between the most important thoughts and thinkers of the east and west: the Existentialists in the west, and the Buddha in the east. 59 more words
As our hearts open to deeper understanding, our circle of compassion naturally enlarges and spontaneously begins to include more and more “others” — not just our own tribe, sect, nation, or race, but all human beings, and not just humans, but other mammals, and birds, fish, forests, and the whole beautifully interwoven tapestry of living, pulsing creation. 281 more words