https://youtu.be/p4kNpmVSxec When the Buddha does talk about being in the present moment he never says to just hang out in the present moment, be fully present to the present moment. It is always in the context of death contemplation -- death could happen at...
Handful of Leaves
Handful of Leaves
https://youtu.be/z30-MKin9xw This is an extract of a talk given by Ayya Khema on the topic of Dukkha. Ayya Khema (1923–1997) was an international Buddhist teacher, and the first Western woman to become a Theravada Buddhist nun. Transcript Mankind has dukkha....
It is important to understand why the Buddha starts his teaching with the truth of suffering.
He starts with suffering because his teaching is designed for a particular end. It is designed to lead us to liberation. In order to do this, the Buddha must give us a reason to seek liberation.
the hungry ghost realm, the creatures are depicted with large empty bellies, small scrawny thin necks. They can never get enough satisfaction. They are always hungry, always empty, always seeking satisfaction from the outside. This speaks to the part of us, isn't it?
Why do we burn paper money during Ghost Month? Explore one possible reason why we do it.
What are the dangers of being materially rich? This video, Ajahn Achalo shares the happiness that is reliable and the peace that goes beyond suffering.
There is no one word that can sum up the Dhamma. Once you try to categorise the Dhamma, you would run into some difficulties.
Inner peace definitely comes from consistent meditation. But not every time, and not straight away. If you feel like you are not getting anywhere with your meditation practice, here's why you may need to think again.
Start your own self-retreat with these 30 day's worth of bite-sized teachings, audio guides with bonus reflection templates.
There is no way that the disappearance of Buddhism can be stopped by war. War will make it disappear even faster. Buddhism is the expression of how we live.