This week’s practice focuses on the Buddha’s Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness: ultimate realities (dhammas). The Three Marks of Existence: The Buddha taught that all conditioned phenomena (ie. sensory experience) are 1) impermanent, 2) incapable of providing lasting happiness and 3) void of a permanent self. Not seeing these characteristics, we easily enter into an unskillful […]
Minute of Mindfulness: My blog on the teachings of the dharma.
This week, we opened our contemplation to include the experience of thoughts and emotions. This is an immensely rich area to investigate. And I hope you enjoy these reflections. Core Concepts: “The mind is not our own, but we’re still responsible for it anyway,” says Sayadaw U Tejaniya. This statement acknowledges the out-of-control nature of […]
It occurred to me that my original intention of having this newsletter has yet to be fulfilled. That intention was to offer meditation/yoga related content that would offer support, inspiration and some direction in the development of your own spiritual interests. And, unfortunately, that intention has fallen short, for which I apologize. Instead, this newsletter […]