Practicing in Sickness

A Dekeling student, David McWherter, is going in for surgery soon. He and I met this morning and we chatted about how he can carry his practice to this experience.…

Self-Care

Shall we respect ourselves—our body, our mind, our precious life? Let’s do. Let’s learn the skillful means of boundary-setting and taking time and continuous learning and continuous rest. But shall…

New Podcast up today

Check our our new podcast, a talk in the Seven Points of Mind Training Series—on Point 3-Aphorism 13: Contemplate the Kindness of Everyone In a world like ours today, how…

When I say, “Just let go.”

She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.She let go of fear. She let go of judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming…

The Fourth Noble Truth

The Fourth Noble Truth is that there is a path to liberation. Of this truth the Buddha said, “This path leading to the cessation of suffering, as a noble truth,…

The Third Noble Truth

The Third Noble Truth is that suffering can end. Of this truth the Buddha said, “This cessation of suffering, as a noble truth, should be realized directly.” It would be…