I Give You My Bread

We all experience the five hindrances in our practice – greed, ill will, anxiety, dullness, and doubt. Applying continuous and vigilant attention to identify these obstacles as they arise, remove them in their tracks. Follow up with astute mindfulness to prevent them from assaulting…

The Dhamma of Snow

The Dhamma of Snow describes a winter snow melt episode and the enthralling insight into how melting delusions gives way to Truth. The remarkable process of our inner transformation simulates that invisible regime-shifting of the snow fields. But our ascent to the Everest of…

Train for Nibbana

A commentary on the benefits of communal life – both monastic and lay – in keeping on the path to Nibbana. There is nothing else to do but practice with consideration and respect for ourselves and each other. Every moment in every life situation,…

Sanctity Deep Within Us: Guided Metta Meditation

Allowing and caring for the moment with tenderness, bringing it forth, we learn to take care of each other as we take care of others. Just as we wish ourselves well, we wish others the same love and care for their well-being and happiness…

Take Your Medicine

Cultivation of a spiritual path depends on a holistic approach. It is more than meditation alone.  We take the entire course of the Buddha’s prescription for life.  Just as a patient requires treatment and is given medicine for it, we must finish the entire…

Devotion

A talk given during Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto retreat in 2015. 

Noble Search and Rescue

How can we stay true to our spiritual aspirations and work to fulfill them without compromise? Diligence in our practice is a great resource for growing the endurance, patience, and courage we will need to guard the mind against the hindrances and keep our…

Choice Medicine: Fearlessness, Peace & Moral Integrity

The real path to peace lies in developing moral integrity.  Our spiritual strength depends on purity of heart and action. We learn to identify unwholesome habits that obstruct our well-being and discover the joy of harmlessness. With courageous compassion, we walk the way of…

Why Do Beings Live In Hate?

A talk given at Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto in 2015. 

Practice Forgiveness: Guided Metta Meditation

A talk given at Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto in 2015.