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@jewel -- Welcome. Hope you find something useful here. Sometimes I think of monasticism as one of the corner-office versions of Zen practice ... everyone thinks that becoming a monk would be a mark … (View Post)
When it comes to the intellect, my money is on Swami Vivekananda who once wrote, "The mind [he meant intellect] is a good servant and a poor master." And, perhaps the free-floating suggesti… (View Post)
"Non-existence" is a misnomer in Buddhism. What is generally meant in use of this term is the lack of an abiding self, which is not a misnomer in Buddhism. Lack of an abiding self can feel,… (View Post)
I imagine everyone's got bits and pieces of what it is that might constitute a true Christmas in their lives. This song, which on more than one occasion has made me cry, is one of them for me. Whatev… (View Post)