GG Episode 2: Understanding the Root Causes of Violence

You can now subscribe and listen to the Groundless Ground Podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher! Though I recorded this episode over two weeks ago, the most recent horrific school shooting has once again highlighted the importance of actively working to end violence in America; especially gun violence. So this episode is timely. Listen... Continue Reading →

Practicing Non-hatred in a Hate-filled World

The practice of non-hatred may be the most difficult of the Buddhist precepts to apply as a Buddhist practitioner/householder living in a world characterized by a mass of human suffering arising from hatred, greed and ignorance. This talk had particular significance as it was delivered two weeks after the horrific events that transpired in Charleston. I... Continue Reading →

Dharma talk on Fearlessness

Fearlessness and intrepidity (the strength to carry on in spite of danger) feature quite prominently in Buddhist philosophy and Buddhist psychology. In fact, fearlessness is an oft-mentioned result of mental clarity, emotional equanimity and wakeful, embodied awareness. This talk fleshes out a few prominent teachings on intrepidity and how to apply them in daily life. Free download links to... Continue Reading →

Non-harming is the only viable path to peace

The way things actually are is quite different than the way things appear to an unawakened mind. Indeed, the fundamental confusion (avidyā) about the interdependent nature of self and world resides at the heart of all violence. Our world is riddled with senseless political and religious conflicts, fueled by erroneous moral justifications for harming others.... Continue Reading →

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