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A Way of Walking - Option One

Many of us walk daily; for exercise, for a break from work, or even sometimes, just because it is too nice to stay indoors. You may already be engaging in a spiritual practice during your walk. 194 more words


Author talk at IMSB on March 3

A friendly reminder that Insight Meditation South Bay has invited me to present a talk on the theory and practical application of Buddhist psychology.  Hope to see many of you who live locally at this event! 29 more words

Buddhist Psychology

Saving lives versus releasing captured animals into the wild

The Buddhist practice of releasing captured animals into the wild to gain merit (for the one doing the releasing) is generally a bad practice. Captured animals are often fatigued or not suited to their new wild environment. 148 more words


Morality and mistakes

Moral growth requires mistakes.

Ikkyu, the Zen poet monk, wrote: “Satori is mistake after mistake.”

“You” are not your worldly biography, which is unknowable, but rather the moral being that has learned through worldly experiences. 40 more words


Blessings for the Year of the Wood Sheep!

Mindfulness Peace Prayer

There is peace of mind.
May I realize peace of mind.
There are obstacles to peace of mind.
May all obstacles to realizing peace of mind be removed. 179 more words

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Remedies for a suffering world

The discussion focusing on what is true Buddhism or true dhamma can direct thought and action away from the essential which is to foster compassion and wholesome arising in our thoughts and actions. 541 more words


Buddhist Notebook: Compassion and Emptiness

It’s often said that when someone has realized emptiness it enables them to have even greater compassion for other beings. I’ve wondered about that because, with my limited intellectual understanding, I often find myself getting frustrated with people, rather than overflowing with compassion. 335 more words

Buddhist Practice