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Happy Wesak

Today, on the full moon day in May, we are celebrating the Buddhist holiday known as Wesak. It commemorates the Buddha's birth, death, and enlightenment.  Today we reflect upon the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha—the three jewels. I love this holiday.  It is a time to remember the Buddha, celebrate his life and accomplishments, [...]

2011-05-17T21:29:04+00:00 May 17th, 2011|Sangha Practice, The Buddha|

A Question of Devotion

Perhaps the most obvious similarity between the representatives of the world religions at this interfaith symposium is their sweet devotion to their practices, faith, and gods. I must say that I feel a bit like the odd person in this group in this regard, because my relationship to the Buddha is not obviously one of [...]

2017-02-16T09:34:58+00:00 March 29th, 2011|Emotions, Enlightenment, The Buddha|

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+00:00 October 14th, 2010|Ruminations, The Buddha, Uncategorized|