Each week leading Buddhist teachers share life experiences and insights to help guide your meditation practice as well as your life off the cushion.
Arne Schaefer, JDPSN
When you make the experience of a completely quiet mind, you gain an understanding of what we talk about when we say you can be free. Usually we are just dragged around by our opinions, by our likes and dislikes, but if this stops this then you get an expression of freedom and that is also a different happiness.
Karin Ryuku Kempe, Roshi
Karin Ryuku Kempe, Roshi reminds us there is a danger in the koan path where we can skate through without addressing the basics of becoming a grown-up adult capable of practicing with the precepts with other human beings in an ethical way.
Kotatsu John Bailes
The power of the bodhisattva is found in the unleashing of the virtue of our lives. The virtue of our lives is the only authority that any of us have. Our practice is to live in a way that is present and compassionate and always working for the weal of all beings.
Rev. Shinshu Roberts
We live in a Buddha-field that has delusion, greed, and hate and we should strive to overcome this by entering the Bodhisattva path. We do this to enact more and more helpful energy to heal this Buddha-field.
Rev. Kinrei Bassis
Can you see how the practice is impacting your life? Are you looking to see how you can use the practice to change it? This will give you a good indication of the nature of your practice.
Hye Tong Sunim
This meditation practice, if you have faith, will lead to world peace.