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 [...]
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 [...]
This morning I was contemplating a powerful quote from the Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya 10.87). "The days and nights are relentlessly passing. How well am I spending my time? This should be reflected upon again and again, by one who has gone forth." This question is worth asking ourselves everyday.