October 2017

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 [...]

September 2017

August 2017

The Secret to Understanding Buddhist Ethics

By | 2017-08-01T08:16:25+00:00 August 1st, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Featured, Right Livelihood|

The secret to understanding Buddhist ethics (according to the Buddha’s elevator speech) is that they all spring from one ethical foundation---harmlessness. Abstaining from killing or harming others (“Do not do evil; only do good”) is the most fundamental of Buddhist principles. That’s why we don’t screw around on our wives, steal and lie; those [...]

July 2017

June 2017