Natural Mind Open Heart – Essentials of Mindfulness Meditation

  • The Doors to the Deathless are Open – by Stephen Archer

    This is it, I don’t need any status, any achievements, I don’t need a PhD, I don’t need to give you my life history, I don’t have to have any kind of experience, I’m not trying to prove I’m better than you or anything. It’s like we are all in this together – the life force -it’s the only thing that’s really happening here.

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  • Living Ethically in the World – by Peter Fernando

    The Buddha emphasized a dimension of everyday consciousness, or a resonance of heart called sila as essential for living an awakened life, and as an indispensable basis for liberating the heart from suffering. His teaching was pragmatic, rather than based on arbitrary standards appealing to outside authorities. In essence he encouraged: ‘Do beauty, get beauty. Do harm, get harm’.

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  • Relating wisely to conventions – by Peter Fernando

    When we come to spiritual practice, the forms and specific techniques we hear about and take up can have a lot of mystique about them. It is common for a new aspirant on the Buddhist path, for example, to become obsessed with certain ways of behaving, and to hold to them in all situations.

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  • Harmlessness – by Peter Fernando

    Harmlessness (pali – ahimsa) is an aspect of the practice that applies to all areas of the Buddhist Path – from the everyday to the subtle. In a way one could say that this quality of heart, this intelligence, is the essential foundation of all spiritual practice.

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  • A Conversation with Vincent Horn, Part 1 On Vulnerability, Knowing and Not-Knowing

    This is an excerpt of an interview I was privileged to have with L.A based Insight meditation teacher, and owner of the website Buddhist Geeks, Vincent Horn.

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