Grow in the Master’s Way

Learn how to cultivate the Master’s Way by dedicating mind and body to the path that leads to purification of mind. With time and patience, the hindrances will fall away and the clarity, serenity, and joy of the Dhamma will be revealed. A talk…

A Generosity of Presence: Guided Meditation

When we remember to empty out all the distraction, all the movement, all the roughness of life, nameless, formless, without identity – we touch the shore of truth as waves touch the shores of the ocean, reaching our true home in the fullness of…

Satipaññā and Refuge to the Rescue

How can we avoid the pitfalls that Mara sets for us on the path? Develop Sati (mindfulness) to act as a gatekeeper that can recognize the earliest signs of delusion, ill will, and greed. At the same time, cultivate paññā, wisdom and sharp discernment…

Friendship With the Lovely

The Sārāņīya dhammas are conciliatory qualities of harmony, friendship, and good will in community. Sārāņīya can also mean remembering our true refuge, shelter, and protection. We gain peace and happiness in life especially when we face difficulties in relationships with ‘sārāņīya’ qualities of loving-kindness,…

This is Not Beyond Our Doing

We can bear witness to each others’ suffering by recognizing genuine spiritual friends or kalyānamitta who share our values and our desire for awakening. Spiritual friends can help us identify our individual pitfalls and support our letting go of these obstacles. It is a…