Dipping ten toes in ten traditions, ten fingers in each of the ten sub-schools, and keeping two eyes on two truths, and seeing past the two selves, beyond three times, and three worlds, and three bodies. This stamp is stamped on the stamp that is stamped on all thingishness.
A psychospiritual poem by Nguyên Giác.
I was recently approached by a new friend, asking for guidance– this person is eager to share a message with the world and they were wondering if I might be able to help. My friend, Tashi Vajra, created an app for people interested in learning about Buddhism and wrote an article about finding and fostering […]
My friends and I enjoy many styles of Buddhism. Having fallen from one tree, all the fruits taste exactly the same.
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 […]
As the Dharma takes hold in the West, there will naturally be some cultural adjustment that occurs. Japanese Buddhism doesn’t look like Thai Buddhism, and Thai is distinct from Chinese in its expression. That’s no problem. Different cultures have different sensibilities, different climate, different aesthetics. In this Dharma Realm, it doesn’t really matter if one’s […]
Here is a description of the meanings of various Sanskrit syllables, from a text called “The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom” (translated by Conze). Our author describes the meaning of various Sanksrit syllables in the context of this Pranjnaparamita Tradition. Some of my Buddhist friends pay close attention to the practice of Mantra Recitation. So, […]
The task is huge. Beginningless eternity is a long time and infinity is a big number. Without good buddies, we’ll get confused, we’ll get lost, we’ll suffer more than we need to.