Equanimity: The Middle Way Between Pessimism and Optimism
If we want to build a better future, we need to change how we relate to the world.
The problem of suffering.
In his first sermon, the Buddha taught that the entry-way to a spiritual practice started with the truth of suffering.
Sitting with dignity.
Meditation is a practice of showing up for ourselves and for others. It is a practice of familiarizing ourselves with
Union of Shamatha and Vipashyana
Meditation is the science of training the mind. It is a vehicle for recognizing our true nature and understanding the
You are being called to participate in the play of life. The work is to be present, listen, and dance with whatever comes up.
Time on the Cushion.
This weekend I read an interesting framework for progress on the path in Altered Traits. Based on a wide sample
"A wandering mind is an unhappy mind."
Most of us dislike being bored. Kids hate being bored.
Numerous times this
Develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental
Not this, not this.
The foundation of our practice is doing the hard inner work of understanding and recognizing our true nature.
The path is hard.
Traveler, there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
– Antonio Machado, Spanish poet
Spiritual practice is often described as