Tag: Dharma

Being Too Buddhist: A Teacher-Student Dialogue

Being Too Buddhist: A Teacher-Student Dialogue Student: Are you busy? Teacher: Why? S: May I talk with you for a short while? T: Yes. S: I’ve been practising meditation for over ten years. I’ve studied the scriptures and received teachings from great meditation masters….

A Big Pair of Dharma Balls

A Big Pair of Dharma Balls Today, perhaps more than ever before, it is easy to be drawn into what we call the cycle of soap-opera living. Soap-opera living is, unfortunately, rather common. A person caught up in soap-opera living is like a piece…

Calling a Spade a Spade: The Need for Authentic Meditation Teachers

Calling a Spade a Spade: The Need for Authentic Meditation Teachers Some time ago, we uploaded a post that featured a vajragiti that we wrote called ‘Hearken to the Dharma’. A vajragiti is a type of spiritual song or poem. The Sanskrit word vajra…

“This is not McMindfulness by any stretch of the imagination” – The Psychologist

I was recently asked by The Psychologist to interview Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction. The interview has now been published online and can be accessed via the following link: “This is not McMindfulness by any stretch of the imagination” – The…

Fearlessness on the Path of Meditation

Fearlessness on the Path of Meditation Some people are of the view that in order to enter the spiritual path one has to forget about the world and everything we know. However, rather than forgetting about or turning one’s back on the world, a…

Should Mindfulness be Taught to the Military?

Should Mindfulness be Taught to the Military? A few months ago, we wrote a post on whether mindfulness should be used in military (and business) settings?  As we mentioned in our earlier post, the issue of using mindfulness in military settings is a reasonably…

Can a Buddha become Angry?

Can a Buddha become Angry?       Given that Buddhahood is frequently described as a state of limitless compassion that is completely free of negative and afflictive emotions, it might seem strange that we have decided to write a post addressing the question…

A Buddha has Entered the World

A Buddha has Entered the World Endowed with the Dharmakaya that is the ground of all existence, The Sambogakaya that is pure and splendid to behold, And the Nirmanakaya that serves the needs of all beings, You are known by some as the simple…

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