Entering the Gate: Four Spiritual Powers

Though our spiritual paths are many and varied, we can all practice with enough present moment awareness, faith, energy and commitment to realize the boundless nature of the heart that seemed at first beyond our reach. Satipañña Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) Retreat, Chapin Mill,…

When the Tree Withers & the Leaves Fall

We can feel torn apart by life and unable to cope. Repair can be a long process but through meditation we learn how to hold things safely.  If we can contemplate the ill winds of life in a way that allow us to understand…

Holding the Lotus to the Rock

Sariputta said (SN 21.1): “There is nothing in the world with whose change there would arise in me sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, and despair.” It is hard to remember the Buddha’s teachings when the mind is beset with fear and anxiety. But we can…