Posts for Teachings
2010 June 03
The great Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh talks about non-self, interdependence, and the love that expands until it has no limit.
2010 April 26
It has often been pointed out that historically whenever Buddhism has entered a culture, it has not only changed the culture, it has also been changed by it. Lama Surya Das identifies emerging trends of Western Buddhism and offers advice on beginning Dharma practice.
2010 April 25
A primer on some of the schools and lineages of Buddhist practice which have become popular in the West.
2010 April 20
As different Buddhist traditions take root in the West, is it possible to find an essential teaching that supports them all?
2010 April 07
If wisdom can be symbolized by the head, and meditation by the heart, then we see ethics as pertaining to the body: refining our instinctual nature. The Buddhist invitation is thus to live with body, heart, and head as one; to fully keep our appointment with life.
2010 April 05
When we take our suffering seriously, contemplating it and experiencing it fully, fundamental transformation can occur.
2010 March 22
According to Buddhism, all of our actions bring consequences, no matter how insignificant they seem.
2010 March 19
Get up, pay attention, keep practicing, and keep moving into the fullness of life even when life feels frightening, uncertain or groundless.
2010 March 01
Students learn as much if not more from what we do as teachers and how we are, than from what we say.