On Not Wearing a Watch

So what started as a cultural adaptation became a spiritual one. We Buddhists like to live in the present moment — the here and the now — without fixation on past and future.

Terrorism and Climate Change

…it’s natural to react with shock and fear to the Brussels bombings. But when we take refuge in out heart-mind, or our Buddha-nature, we see that we are far less fearful of many bigger threats — like riding in a car.

The Buddhist and the Hot Dog Vendor

We all know what the Buddhist said to the hot dog vendor: “Make me one with everything.” And most of us know what happened next. The Buddhist handed a $20 bill to the hot dog vendor, who pocketed it. “Where’s my change?” asked the Buddhist. The hot dog vendor replied: “Change comes from within.” That…