When Kindness and Compassion Prevail

The human realm is ever fraught with greed and delusion, conflicted and loud in its extremes. These violations are just that – destroyers of our spiritual verve. As pilgrims of peace, we disarm them in the interior silence of the heart. Courageous, we stand…

Like the Sun Awakening the Lotus

Throughout history, hatred, human violence and horrific sufferings have plagued the world. Truth is never diminished by these worldly conditions. So we feed the mind with what supports inner peace and awakening and not with thoughts of depression, disappointment, despair, or fear. What we…

A Ray of the Absolute

Just as the sun is eclipsed by the moon passing over it, so the mind is submerged in ‘totality’ due to the veil of our human conditioning. But we can shatter that darkness by diving deeply with moral vigilance and wise attention into the…

Unsurpassed Is the Protection of the Dhamma

Impermanence stares us in the face. How then can we free ourselves to understand the raw truth of what we are? There is a sorrowless state, a way out of the pains of life where we can abide in blameless happiness and inviolable peace….

We Have Nothing To Fear – Reflections and Guided Meditation

Emptying the mind of fearful thoughts, we stop clinging to anything of the world – one moment at a time. And we come to know a liberating joy. It’s a way to enter the dimension of transcendence that uplifts us beyond the prison of…

Food for Awakening

Peace, patience, and practice ripen with the quality of faith. We trust the teacher on a path distinguished by compassion and a diet for awakening the heart. “All suffering arises when we think about our own happiness. And all happiness arises when we think…

The Buddha Was Right – Reflections and Guided Meditation

As seekers of truth, we turn the wheel of Dhamma inwardly. There alone can we understand the mind’s purity and directly know the true rhythm of the heart, undiluted by worldly refrains. The sounds of the world can turn coarse and invasive until we…

Mount Everest

As the witness of suffering, we gain new eyes to see. A doorway to knowing non-duality opens – there is no ‘you’, no ‘me’. We are in the realm of no separation in one moment – gone beyond opinions, beyond wanting, beyond our pains…

There Is An Oasis

Too long we have been caught in the grip of anxiety, anger, and clinging that lead nowhere. But there is an oasis in the depths of our native humanity. To understand what is true, we must empty all that is untrue. This is ultimate…

Unencumbered

Fire is our teacher – the fire of pain, the fire of persevering through difficulty and the fire of going beyond what we think we are capable of. For we are greater that we know and our journey is one of learning to trust…