Prehistoric paintings

I was recently teaching a concentration and jhana retreat in France. After the retreat I visited some nearby caves that contained prehistoric paintings and engravings from Cro Magnon Era. Pondering what the lives, thoughts, and experiences of these people might have been like tens of thousands of years ago stretches my imagination and conventional references [...]

2017-02-16T09:34:52-08:00July 23rd, 2012|Ruminations|

Going home as refuge

I was poking in the Pali-English dictionary yesterday to prepare for a dhamma talk on taking refuge in the Buddha. The Pali term sarana is usually translated as refuge, but also may be translated as house, protection, and shelter. This morning I am contemplating taking refuge in the Buddha, taking refuge in the potential of [...]

2010-10-14T06:59:10-07:00October 14th, 2010|Ruminations, The Buddha, Uncategorized|
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