Measureless Liberation of Mind

Nature is begging us to wake up especially when we find ourselves at the mercy of fear arising like a ghost in the dead of night. What will protect us from these intruders? At the moment of ambush, can we see their true qualities…

Under the Canopy of Dhamma

Where is safety in a world burning with greed, hatred, fear and violence? It is within us. Under the protective canopy of Dhamma, with unshakeable faith in the Buddha’s awakening, we purify the heart – emulating his tactical strategies for training the mind to…

Holding the Lotus to the Rock

Sariputta said (SN 21.1): “There is nothing in the world with whose change there would arise in me sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, and despair.” It is hard to remember the Buddha’s teachings when the mind is beset with fear and anxiety. But we can…

Fall Apart, Fall Apart, Rise Anew

Intuitive wisdom develops gradually as we learn more and more to drop the story and view the flood of impermanence in the silence of the mind. Eventually we will be able to answer the question: what remains after the work of purification? A talk…

Reading: Therigatha – Arahant Subha Bhikkhuni’s Poem

A reading during Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto retreat in 2016. 

Reading: Sayadaw U Pandita – Mother Hen

A reading during Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto retreat in 2016. 

Be Like Bamboo

The jhana factors serve as antidotes to the five hindrances as well as supports in developing the Noble Eightfold Path. But they are not enough in and of themselves to establish wisdom. Studying the body and mind through samatha and vipassana, we come to…

Who’s Sitting Under the Bodhi Tree?

The mind is so easily duped by its own delusion. By holding perceptions, views and opinions – our own, as well as others – as “uncertain”, and being circumspect, we can bear witness to experience as the Knowing Mind, unburdened by its conditioning. When…