An Island Beyond Which We Cannot Go

The Buddha gives us lessons in emptiness. We are compelled to trust so completely to be able to truly receive these teachings, surrendering to the Dhamma, offering everything. We bless each step, harvesting wisdom with a brave heart. And in this remarkable learning, we…

Noble Friendship, Noble Warming

As we come to understand the wisdom of this Path, death becomes the least frightening thing in this world. The more we purify from within, the more we abide with a clarity of mind that bestows the ultimate seeing, our cosmic ordination, our unburdening…

Death and Awakening

Contemplation of death as a support for waking up, limitation as a practice of letting go and virtue to help us cultivate fields of goodness, wisdom and compassion. A talk given during Insight Meditation Society Retreat in 2011.