Dedicate Everyday to Someone

Are we able to dedicate our goodness and our practice for the welfare of others? COVID teaches us that if we are not healthy, others are affected, and if the world is not well, then we will also suffer – because we are all…

To Die With A Peaceful Heart

Develop health of the mind. Many who face dire illness and many at the cusp of death overcome their fear or face death fearlessly. How is that possible? Caring for the mind can bring it to peace whereas the health of the body will…

The Basis of Our Happiness

Take refuge and commit to ethical precepts to deepen the purification of virtue within us. This is the basis for true happiness. We take refuge in enlightened wisdom, and in our ability to awaken. We have faith that we can realize that Truth by…

We Will Arrive – Beating a Path to Awakening

How can we beat a path to awakening? Meditate and develop deep, wise insight, training like a spiritual athlete in this new millenium. Like clearing a trail in dense forest, walk it again and again, with strong determination, truly knowing, and enduring difficulties to…

The Novice With An Empty Bowl

A humble novice with his bowl empty exemplifies where true riches lie in this world. Meditating deep in the unchartered borders within, gain those riches by giving up worldly pursuits. See the value of what is true and what reveals the truth to us….

We Are Stronger Than We Know: The Truth About Trauma

Practice wise attention, train in right view, and see things as they are. Touch the fires of trauma and rise from their ashes. Attend to ancient hurts with conscious full-hearted forgiveness. As we disown these old karmas, we augment the higher frequency and pure…

Opinions

Are you watching your breath or watching your opinions? It is not enough to just watch the breath; you must reflect closely on what is arising. Come to the truth of the way things are by identifying and letting go of your opinions. Reflect…

Fictitious Noodles: The Fake News of Old Fears

What are we doing on this planet? How do we cope with feelings of fear? Can we observe wisely and penetrate through the fictions of the mind?  To abandon them, we must understand them. Ayyā Medhānandī coaches us to investigate emotions like fear and…

In the Stream of the Noble Ones

Think of yourself as a spiritual warrior. What is the danger at hand?  What is our true protection? Where is safety? Be ever aware. Stay close to the Dhamma and you will inevitably grow close to the Buddha. Uphold virtue foremost through wholesome friendships….

Even as a Mother

How can we love everything the same? How can we come to a place of pure love within us so that whatever energy is arising in the heart, we can receive it, and we can accept it fully. We don’t have to run away…