“The Buddha teaches us that faith is our reliance upon the knowledge that the Practice works. The results are there. It is not blind faith, it is faith in what we know.” – Guido This faith is reliance upon the Practice, the Dharma, the Sangha, forming our foundation. – D.Wilbanks
Authentic Truth, is the Truth that resides within us, the Truth beneath the perceptions. It is the Music that emerges, not the notes that are simply played. It is the heart speaking, not the mind, and not just words read from the script. Authentic Truth, is the Authentic Self. It is cultivated through practice, like… Continue reading Authentic Truth
Dear Sangha May the day be well, may the night be well, May the midday hour bring happiness too, In every minute and every second, May the day be well and the night be well. Dog, cat,human beings, Sun, moon, planet Earth monks,nuns, our Teacher, Thay Day, night, midday hour. Thinking about you all. Be… Continue reading Dear Sangha…
” I learned a long time ago, not to dwell on the quantitative aspects of life, but to treasure the qualitative. Those are the true treasures.” – Kevin Gill
Genorosity == giving money is a false perception. Generosity is much more, it is giving of anything, including the priceless, giving of our lives. To Give One’s Life is the most generous. To share your smile, to share your light, is to be generous. “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give… Continue reading Generosity
Perceptions are shallow, unconscious, and often false. Insight is deep and awake, and much closer to the core Truth. Insight is cultivated through mediation, via Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.… Continue reading It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us