Offering Food to the Sangha

Offering Food to the Sangha

The Buddha’s Doctrine is founded upon generosity—the sharing of teachings and possessions. Monastics live a simple life style and put their energy into learning and practicing the teachings. Therefore, they practice generosity primarily by giving Dharma teachings and...
Pretending Can Be Powerful

Pretending Can Be Powerful

I just watched the latest Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talk (Feb. 8, 2011) where you mentioned “pretending can be very powerful” and wanted to share this short anecdote on a different type of “pretending” that I thought you and others might like: You may remember I...
Even Magpies

Even Magpies

by Lynn McDougal The year 2010 has now drawn to a close and, right on its heels is the drawing down of the first month of the White Tara retreat which I am participating in from afar. My experience doing this retreat has thus far been mixed – alternately enthusiastic,...
A Poem Trumpeting Ethical Conduct

A Poem Trumpeting Ethical Conduct

Oh virtue, oh virtue! This great tsunami of goodness Arising from the pure wish for reality to come into awareness for all beings thus unmasking confusion’s schemes and abolishing fear utterly demolishes the jungles of suffering. The blessed speech of the Buddha...