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The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva,when deeply practicing Prajna Paramita,clearly saw ⊕ that all five aggregates are emptyand thus relieved all suffering.Shariputra, form does not differ from emptinessemptiness does not differ from formform itself is emptiness,emptiness...
Intimacy and My Buddhism

Intimacy and My Buddhism

So as a novice monk, there are no direct rules around sexuality. But that isn’t actually true. Because part of being a novice monk is being a dharma teacher. And the rules there are… Do not commit adultery, including sexual congress with a corpse, animal,...
How I found my teacher and my tradition

How I found my teacher and my tradition

In the early 2000’s, dawn and I were presenting at an alternative sexuality conference (some of them focused on Leather – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leather_subculture). Master Z was one of the people we often saw at Leather event. I’ve seen him...
Anger is an energy

Anger is an energy

I have just had my first experience in expressing anger at someone while I was wearing robes. On an aside, I will not be talking about specifics and deleting any comments that do. It is an interesting experience to meditate; the old patterns of post argumentive...
The Different Forms of Buddhism

The Different Forms of Buddhism

Information pertaining to four of Buddhism’s most prominent sects. The following is some introductory information to get you started. Theravada, the most ancient form of Buddhism, is the dominant school in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and...
Eating Gatha

Eating Gatha

In this food, I see clearly the entire universe supporting my existence. Another eating Gatha This food is a gift of the entire universe – the earth, the sky and much hard work. May we eat in mindfulness so as to be worthy to receive this food. The Five Contemplations...