This short poem - Wordsworth's ode to a rainbow - is a simple and direct expression of awe and manifestation of 'beginner's mind.'
The Full Awareness of Breathing
In the Anapanasati Sutta, the Buddha presents a visceral kind of practice with the breath, that illuminates the experience of joy, calm and impermanence.
Alan Watts and Divine Play
Alan Watts delves into one of his favorite and recurring subjects - the way in which we over-identify with the parts we play.
There’s No Salvation in Elsewhere
'If nothing's here, nothing's there', writes poet Stephen Dunn about the instinct to believe that happiness is a place other than where we are, over the horizon, up in the sky, on the streets of a foreign city. If you are expecting to find salvation there, he says, all you'll find are reflections of the… Continue reading There’s No Salvation in Elsewhere
Thich Nhat Hanh on the Elements of True Love
What are the most basic elements of love and how can we manifest them in our lives and our relationships? This is the question that Thich Nhat Hanh tackles in his short book, 'True Love'. Looking at human love through the lens of Buddhist teaching, he breaks it down into four aspects: loving-kindness, compassion, joy… Continue reading Thich Nhat Hanh on the Elements of True Love