Just Practise Kindness

Every moment of right mindfulness is a gift of pure attention, clarity and discovering the true origin of our pain. Applying the alchemy of kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others, we break through the veils of delusion to experience a selfless happiness, peace,…

When the Trees Wither and the Leaves Fall

Sometimes we feel torn apart by life and unable to cope. Healing may be slow to come but our meditation practice can enhance that process. If we contemplate the fearsome winds of life in such a way that we deeply understand their impermanent nature,…

Saving Grace

The Buddha offers us an extraordinary medicine – the medicine of Truth. No one can take it for us nor can we take it for anyone else. And we discover it through our own wisdom, love, and compassion. We are the surgeon and the…

The Good News

Are we able to sit with a quiet mind and know the fragrance of silence? All of us are familiar with the stressful impacts of relentless thought and reactivity on our well-being. The good news is that we can free ourselves from the inner…

Through the Eye of the Needle

We may travel to the most beautiful setting, and yet if there is no silence on the inside, how can we find peace? But to empty and purify the mind, we enter a sacred space, and we taste only sacredness. We experience a dimension…

Lifetime Vow

To vow for life: not to compromise our faith, our virtue, or our goodness – even in a moment of terror – is a powerful spiritual ally. Not cowering nor retaliating even in a hopeless-feeling-moment, we learn to stay present with compassion and kindness….

What Obstructs the Dhamma Eye

We all experience some pain, mental, physical or both.  And we work with pain both in the body and in the mind until it is exhausted.  This is how we care for the mind, healing its sickness and removing the sand that obstructs the…

True Space Mission

The greatest exploration we can make is turning inward to the space of the heart. Our mission is to understand why we are here on this earth. We may think we know but we can only really know when we enter the sanctuary of…

Contemplation: A Special Friend of Mindfulness

Practice deepens when we are present here and now, able to intuitively understand and contemplate our experience rather than knowing it through concepts. We refine mindfulness with wisdom, receive the moment humbly and offer our full attention and devotion to know what is before…

Mind Like A Satellite – Respect, Extraordinary Mindfulness, and Wisdom

A mind weeded of impurities is a field of stillness and wisdom where our suffering melts away. How does this happen? We study the mind and apply four facets of an extraordinary proactive mindfulness: exerted effort, penetrating focus on the object of awareness, heroic…