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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...

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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...

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Emptiness

The Heart Sutra has continued to vex me since I've first heard it. And the reason is emptiness. The dictionary says emptiness is: the state of containing nothing. "the vast emptiness of space" the quality of lacking meaning or sincerity; meaninglessness. "he realizes...

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Gatha for Well Wishing

May all suffering ones be suffering free, And the fear-struck, fearless be. May the grieving shed all grief, And the sick find health-relief.   Gāthā is Sanskrit for “song” or “verse” and is derived from the root word gai meaning to sing, speak or...

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Practice Generosity

One area where I am in need of having a better practice is when it comes to generosity. All of the rest of my practice - introspection, mindfulness, study of the dharma, etc - is all crap unless it ends up with a greater level of generosity and compassion. This is the...

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