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Welcome @Alex . To add to the suggestions, you can find a searchable contemporary translation of the Buddhist suttas at http://suttacentral.com. Also, Bhante Gunaratana’s 8 Lifetime Precepts and the … ((more))
Here is full-time spiritual employment (de-ployment?):
“I think that every step, every breath, every word that is spoken or done in mindfulness—that is the manifestation of the Buddha. Don’t look … ((more))
My inner compass gyrates from way too much rumination. When the rumination settles (or when the whirlwind of papanca or mental proliferation blows itself out) I can find true north more easily. As an… ((more))
I recall a Sri Lankan fellow board member of a Buddhist organization who leapt off a moving farm truck in a field one day and shattered his right foot. He showed up at meetings for the next year, his… ((more))
That is QUITE a thread. By the way, the same monk who created the Buddhist Playboy, once asked the state funeral director and mortuary association for permission to create a columbarium at the monas… ((more))