Who Are You On This Retreat?

Who Are You On This Retreat?

being still
The first time I attended a sesshin—a weeklong Zen meditation retreat—I spent the entire week wanting to escape. We sat on our cushions from 3:30am...
The Path To Fearlessness

The Path To Fearlessness

buddhism
I don’t know what’s going to happen next. That’s always true, of course, and easy to forget. But right now, when I look to the future—a month ahead...
The Practice of Not Touching Your Face

The Practice of Not Touching Your Face

being mindful
A few weeks ago, when COVID-19 still seemed much more distant than it does now, I read the first article telling me not to touch my face. As soon a...
Moment of Silence

Moment of Silence

buddhism
Last November 11, Remembrance Day here in Canada, I was driving to the store, listening to the radio, when the DJ abruptly announced that there wo...
Green Tara, Mother of All Buddhas

Green Tara, Mother of All Buddhas

buddhism
 Green Tara Statue with Bronze Finish Tara is a female Buddha. In fact, she is the manifestation of the wisdom of all Buddhas, and the goddess who ...
The Middle Way

The Middle Way

buddha
The Buddha discovered what he called the Middle Way, a way not based on an aversion to the world, nor an attachment, but a way based on inclusion...
The Four Contemplations

The Four Contemplations

buddhism
"Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that." --H.H. the 14th D...