October 2017

The Buddha’s Dream of Liberation {Book Review}

By | 2017-10-14T06:47:42+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

Coleman doesn't just write off-the-cuff in this piece; he provides excerpts and reflections on Suttas and Sutras as well. It's refreshing to read a beginner-intermediate Buddhist book that references the Tripitaka.   By John Pendall James William Coleman has done something that I once dreamed of doing, which is great because it means [...]

What Type of Meditation Did Bodhidharma Practice?

By | 2017-10-13T08:04:04+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Advanced Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Featured|

The long, arduous path of concentration and mindfulness that marks Jhana meditation still exists today in the Theravadin schools, but for most meditators, it is too difficult to practice. It typically requires a monastic lifestyle of quiet surroundings and constant meditation to be successful.   By Robert Epstein What is the actual practice [...]

The First Buddhist Teaching: The Four Noble Truths

By | 2017-10-11T08:13:50+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Awake in the City, blog, Buddhism, Featured, Right Livelihood|

Because we're unaware of what's going on, we are consistently trying to satisfy ourselves by consuming. We tend to think some combination of money, love, and respect will create contentment for us. And even if we're unaware of it, this problem keeps coming up because we are so confused.   By Daniel Scharpenburg [...]