Return of the Light

Dec 23, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Return of the Light

When we fall asleep, we enter the doorway of dreams. Before dreams arise we momentarily have the opportunity to behold the primary clear light of awareness. If we have practiced recognizing the illusory veil of our mental habits, we may abide in that light and need not enter the dream. Most of us have tooRead more …

Open Space

Dec 18, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Open Space

Every time I enter our little Dharma Center I am surprised. Surprised that it happened to begin with. Surprised that it is still here. I know on a relative level I and my lineage heritage had something to do with founding and directing the center—but there is something more. When someone new walks through ourRead more …

Selling Buddha

Dec 14, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Selling Buddha

I recently read a news report about 30,000 monks from Thailand and Myanmar gathered together next to the airport in Mandalay City. It was an alms giving event where thousands of devotees came to offer donations to the assembled monks. Ironically, the event was organized by a controversial Buddhist leader who has been accused ofRead more …

Blinders

Dec 9, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Blinders

When we enter the spiritual path, we carry with us all the annoying habits that cause us to want to be free of them. What a sentence! It is precisely our afflictive emotions and mental habits that press us to be free of them. How wonderful! This is why it is so important to recognizeRead more …

Adapting to Love

Dec 5, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Adapting to Love

I used to manually shovel snow for our home and that of three to five neighbors. It is a labor of love but my 66-year-old body is not as adaptable to this kind of stress as was my younger self. I now have a small snow blower. So, I shovel a bit and blow aRead more …