Mindfulness of Breath - Extracting discussion of Mindfulness of Breath from Thanisarro Bhikkhu’s: “A Meditator’s Tools”. This is all from the introduction. It is so beautiful!
Buddhist Sectarianism. - Name calling and arrogance and such. “My group is better than yours. We have the correct doctrine, your’s is incorrect”. Bah. I found this great response on facebook and had to share it with you.
Fear of Death - “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]
Sun is rising. - I’ve laid bouncing between involuntary awareness and black-out blankness. Turning over and over and over like a crocodile in a death roll. It’s all my fault. It’s all perfectly ok. I hear that some monks, during their training, only sleep 3 hours a night.
Dhammapada Audio - Did you know that the Dhammapada is available in audio?
4 Frames of Reference - 16 steps through the 4 frames of reference. Learn more about these from Thanisarro Bhikkhu, here.
One Mind - Reading some stuff from Huang Po for ya’ll.
This Mahayana: Remain Aware - Open 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. This heart bleeds for you, and for us and for them. I open it further and the blood gushes, filling the infinite mulitverses with a physical and nurturing compassion.
Father’s Day. - A wandering father shares a poem on fatherhood.