May 2017

Be an Instigator Of Peace

By | 2017-05-29T08:22:48+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured|

In a world drowning in hate, anger and fear---let us be a beacon of love, compassion and hope. Let us be instigators of peace.   By Deb Avery We are constantly exposed to many emotions in our daily lives, and they can either make our lives richer and enhance our experience of the [...]

The Reality is that Enlightenment is Simple, but My Ego Wants it to be Hard

By | 2017-05-27T09:12:24+00:00 May 27th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The American Buddhist|

  By Alex Chong Do Thompson   Enlightenment is one of the great mysteries of spiritual practice. Do we attain enlightenment or do we realize it? Is it a higher plane of existence or a deeper understanding of our ordinary existence? More importantly, how do you know if a teacher is truly enlightened? These are [...]

Leaning Toward Pure Land

By | 2017-05-10T07:51:11+00:00 May 10th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured|

I am loathe to judge others, but I suspect I am not alone here. My yana, my vehicle, had run out of gas. As a Buddhist, I could not abandon my destination, but I needed another ride. I found value in cultivating the four sublime states; that was a practice I could still embrace. [...]