Category Archives: Dhamma

On the Verge, always, of Terra Incognita

Inspired to post by seeing On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmeyer at the Commonweal Theatre, a local treasure. On the Verge is most definitely a dirigible of cool whipped delight with CoolCat wordplay, unless you’re … Continue reading

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Taking refuge, gratefully

Recent years have been emotionally challenging for myself and most of the people I know. Climate destruction, sexism, political nastiness, white supremacy, absence of ethical leadership, aging friends, death, my own physical vulnerability … the long list goes on. Yet, … Continue reading

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Heartwood Refuge

Back in September I had the pleasure of a visit to Heartwood Refuge in Hendersonville, NC, to lead a retreat exploring dependent co-arising as portrayed in Under the Bodhi Tree. Venerables Paññavati and Paññadipa are inspired by Ajahn Buddhadasa’s teachings … Continue reading

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Recent post of Buddhadasa Buddha-Dhamma

Check out this Facebook page for something interesting: ? Is ?n?p?na enough? Some Buddhists say that ?n?p?na is good for calm and concentration but not for insight. They say… Posted by Suan Mokkh Bangkok – BIA on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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Thinking About Meditation

In a couple of talks at last weekend’s retreat hosted by the Theosophical Society (Wheaton, IL), I offered broad scope perspectives on meditation practice. These perspectives are based on early Buddhist teachings and apply especially to meditation within a Buddhist … Continue reading

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