Clarifying how the classical Buddhist presentation of mindfulness differs from how mindfulness is taught for secular purposes.
A mother writes about taking refuge in the Dharma after her son's breakdown.
In the popular imagination the Buddhist monastic is solitary. Hours spent studying, chanting, and meditating leave scant time for that most trying yet rewarding
Although the Buddhist teachings have taken different forms, the traditions have much in common: a common heritage, shared goals, and similar practices.
Overcoming low self-esteem and self-criticism to realize our full potential.
Practicing now so that giving up our body, wealth, and friends at the time of death will not be a difficult and painful experience.
Cutting the cord of attachment and aversion so that we can be free from petty concerns at the time of death.
The varṣa skandhaka deals with the annual rains retreat for monastics and the rules to be observed during this period.
The conclusion of the teaching series with a broad overview of all the stages of the path. How to bring the overview of the lamrim overview into your practice.
Reflecting on the deaths happening around us constantly is a warning for us to practice the path in every moment.
Clarifying that the purpose of keeping our death in mind is not to cause fear, but to help us to be mindful of our actions and clean up our act.
With the certainty of death in mind, we want to make sure that we die with a clear conscience and with no regrets.
Overcoming our denial around death helps us to make our lives more meaningful.
Responding to a student’s request to speak about race in America and how to be considerate of others’ perspectives.