Its been almost three weeks since a pause was put on practice. Its been nice to have the extra time in the morning to sleep in or put forth a little more effort to my appearance. The weekends have been the worst. Continue reading
We are so mean to ourselves. If we saw someone treating a stranger the way we tend to treat ourselves, we’d be appalled. Continue reading
PFOD is one of the greatest places I have ever had the privilege of belonging to. I feel a sense of gratitude/respect/admiration for the teachers and the community. Living by precepts is not especially difficult, For the most part, I’ve enjoyed a daily practice for the past few months. Continue reading
Two or three weeks ago, on a Saturday, I was practicing the morning chanting at home. Kinda bumbled my way through it and started the meditation. When through the body scan, and the mind began to focus. What happened next, is pretty complicated and hard to describe because it all came at me pretty quickly. Since then, I’ve been all messed up – or maybe not, it’s hard to tell. Continue reading
Dukkha – commonly translated as “suffering”, “pain”, “unsatisfactoriness” or “stress”. It refers to the fundamental unsatisfactoriness and painfulness of mundane life. Dis-ease.
The first noble truth: There is Dukka
Dukkha is to be understood.
Gently borrowed from Continue reading
This is the new “Tree of Life” tapestry (looks caddywompus, I think that’s the way its supposed to be), candle and incense holder for the Buddha shrine. 🙂 Continue reading