Tag Archives: Buddhism

How Much Truthfulness Is Too Much

Strangely enough, the same week our Vipassana meditation group (AIM) explored truthfulness, two people whom I consider close friends were both independently and blatantly dishonest with me.  There was no question about the fact that they were lacking truthfulness.  My … Continue reading

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Death & Dying – A Buddhist Perspective

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winters rages; Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Fear no more … Continue reading

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Dealing with Sorrow and Grief

During one of our meditation group’s Buddha Dharma Exploration Classes, our guest teacher – Burmese monk:  Bhante UJotika said that the Buddha stressed that we: cultivate compassion and not sorrow.  One of the sangha members asked how to deal with … Continue reading

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Skillful Speech

Of all of my spiritual practices, consistently engaging in skillful speech has possibly been my greatest challenge.  Sometimes, it seems as though it takes constant effort, awareness, intention and a compassionate mind/heart (citta) to be skillful with my speech with … Continue reading

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The Magic of Working with Mental Formations

I recently attended my first Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) Buddhist retreat.  My most enjoyable moments during this retreat occurred while listening to TNH’s talk about mental formations – what they are, where they come from, and how to work skillfully … Continue reading

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Love

When you think of love, you can probably remember hearing some of your favorite love songs sung by what sounded like love-sick musicians, or remember hearing the utterances of a sweet poem gushing about the emotional ups and downs associated … Continue reading

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