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A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, translated by René Feusi in The Beautiful Way of Life.
Without guarding the mind attentivelyguarding one’s practice is impossible.Even a crazed elephant can’t...read more »
A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life,...read more »
Excerpted from Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy by Ajahn Brahm.Kissing the Ugly Frog
Once upon a winter time, a poor young maiden in rags was collecting firewood in the snow-covered forest to heat her drafty little hut. There among the fallen wood, she saw the ugliest frog that had ever existed. “...read more »
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Some years ago the Saturday lecture at Berkeley Zen Center focussed on details of Zen forms: how to bow during service, how to walk in the zendo, how to eat during formal meals. Afterwards one student asked: “Why do Zen teachers talk about these things so much? Why don't I hear them speak more about love?"
The speaker,...read more »
Some years ago the Saturday lecture at Berkeley Zen Center focussed on details of Zen forms: how...read more »
From The Way of Tenderness by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel.Tracking the Footprints of Invisible Monsters
I was south of Tamil Nadu, India, dreaming. My bed was on fire and I was lying in it. Blue flames shot up around me and I became frightened that I would burn to death. I anticipated the pain...read more »
From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron.
Over the years I have spoken many times about bhikṣuṇī ordination and expressed my wish and hope that this ordination will be given in our Mūlasarvāstivāda vinaya tradition. When Śāntarakṣita brought the bhikṣu ordination lineage to...read more »
From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron....read more »
A helpful list from Life is Spiritual Practice by Jean Smith.
1. Do I avoid becoming overtired by regularly getting enough sleep or resting when I need to?
2. Do I dress warmly or coolly enough for the seasonal temperature? Do I...read more »
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