How We Meditate

After writing yesterday about why we meditate, I thought I’d follow up with how we meditate.

Jazz, Snow and Mindfulness

Driving in icy falling snow is a beautiful example of, and metaphor for, life and the importance of mindfulness.

Happy Birthday, Thay!

Thay’s messages are simple. He conveys them over and over again: Stop. Breathe. Enjoy the moment. Listen mindfully to others. Cultivate your compassion. Speak and act from love.

Marpa’s Grief

Buddhism…recognizes that we spend most of our lives here in the “relative” world, where pain is very real and nothing to be ashamed of.

The Buddha Is in Everything — December 3, 2006, Sermon

Buddhism says we are disappointed by the world because of faulty expectations. It is faulty to think that babies will never cry and dogs will never bark and brakes will never screech, so why let those things throw us off? The Buddha is even in hateful thoughts and violent crime.