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 →

Recognizing clinging is the key to mental health

If I were asked to define wisdom (prajñā) in a Buddhist psychological sense, my response would be, "recognize clinging and rest easily, fully aware of its arising, existing and passing away." This one instruction holds the key to stimulating and maintaining mental health. So let’s deconstruct it. Recognize means to know, observe, recollect, distinguish, notice,... Continue Reading →

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