It’s easier than you think.

It’s easier than you think.

Sometimes when the going gets hard I hear Sylvia Boortstein whisper in my ear, “it’s easier than you think”. Sylvia’s the renowned buddhist teacher and one of the pillars of western Buddhism. If you make your way anywhere near the…

No time to kill:  An intimate conversation with Bhante Sujatha about his personal practice.

No time to kill: An intimate conversation with Bhante Sujatha about his personal practice.

  Thousands or hundreds of thousands of people know the renowned Buddhist Monk  Bhante Sujatha.  They meet him for a intimate moment in the audience of a Dharma Hall,  they listening to his talks on youtube, they fall asleep with…

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas:  By Alan Peto As Christmas approaches we are delighted to wonderful decorations, beautiful lights, great presents, and, for Buddhists in America and other western countries, the inevitable question “So, do you celebrate Christmas?”. The question…

The Buddha’s radical promise

The Buddha’s radical promise

The Buddha taught that the experience of insecurity, isolation, and basic “wrongness” is unavoidable. We humans, he said, are conditioned to feel separate and at odds with our changing and out-of-control life. And from this core feeling unfolds the whole…

When I am skilled, peaceful and seek the good in all, I will:

When I am skilled, peaceful and seek the good in all, I will:

When I am skilled, peaceful and seek the good in all, I will: Strive to be able and upright, straightforward, of gentle speech, and not overly proud. Be content, easily supported, unburdened, my spirit calm and sound. Seek the wise,…