This talk was recorded on March 21st 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. It’s visualization meditation that’s designed to […]
My friends and I enjoy many styles of Buddhism. Having fallen from one tree, all the fruits taste exactly the same.
Peter Harvey, in The Selfless Mind, walks us through early Buddhist ideas about self, personality, and nibanna. Here, I share three videos where I read the sections on what is called Bhavanga Citta, on what has been called the Radiant Citta, and a section that elucidates connections in the early suttas between these two concepts.
This assertion is a big deal to a lot of people. It goes back (at least) to one of the first American Buddhists– Henry Steel Olcott! Let’s explore!
The Visuddhi-magga (the path of purification), written by Buddhaghosa, is an amazing step-by-step breakdown of the Buddhist path. I’ve been looking at it for the last few months and I’m happy to find little things that remind me of my favorite Pure Land Buddhist teachings. Here, now, I’m going to share a passage about the Elder Phussadeva and explore this character in more detail.
Namo Amitabha Buddha!
Google it. You’ll find some definitions. You’ll see it has to do with knowledge. But, then forget about what you read because now I’m going to share what it means here in GnoTruth Land.
As the Dharma takes hold in the West, there will naturally be some cultural adjustment that occurs. Japanese […]
Sariputta makes an interesting assertion in the Sampasādanīya Sutta. He boldly declares that “there never has been, there will never be, and there is now no other recluse or brahmin who is better or wiser than the Blessed One.” Wow! Sounds intense. Let’s dig deeper.
Too often, in our very understandable rush to the Middle, we disregard things that seem incongruous with our understanding of what exactly the Middle Way is.
This teaching was recorded on 10/23/17 in my home in Kansas City Missouri. It’s about my experience volunteering […]