If there had been some kind of answer that Kyosei could give the monk to truly settle his mind, he might have offered it up. We grow into understanding, purifying ourselves all along the way.
This is where Buddhism can have an effect on the West: because Buddhism changes culture, and culture changes Buddhism. The metaphors and philosophical traditions in Buddhism offer another way to talk about these questions of physics.
With the help of a months-long training program, a senior member dedicates himself to volunteer with people struggling with sickness, old, age, and death.
What is the enlightenment experience? It is the experience where one transcends the duality of self and other.
So, what happens when the backward step is taken on the mat or through the looking glass of the mind and we turn the instrument of our being back onto being itself?
We complicate things. We complicate things unnecessarily through our thinking, or more correctly, our clinging to our thoughts.
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2009–10, Vol. XXXII, No. 4
Attention is transformative. The thoughts and states of mind we experience now are the results of how we’ve used our minds in the past. By using the mind skillfully now, we make possible clearer and more responsive states of mind in the future.
2007, Vol. XXX, No. 1 & 2
An exploration of the three cardinal precepts related to Right Speech: not to lie, not to discuss the faults of others, and not to praise oneself.
Spring 1995, Vol. XVII, No. 2
An abridged transcription of a sesshin teisho on koan number forty two of the Hekiganroku or Blue Rock Record, given December 6, 1992.
Spanning the 1960s, 1970s, and Recent Years