The illusion of stability lulls us into believing we have solid ground under out feet. But we all know things can change in an instant. So a Buddhist is essentially a permanent refugee, or if you prefer, a pilgrim. A pilgrim is someone who embraces this inconvenient truth and uses it to fuel a spiritual path. Read More
When you start feeling like the world is hopelessly out of control, remember that nature is the source of our sanity. Peace on earth happens in our hearts, but can be accessed through a direct connection with that source.
Here is a short trailer of a documentary about one of the most peaceful places I know, surrounded by wild nature. Read More
The short answer is that the teacher is inside you. But you have to listen to the right voice. It is possible to mistake confusion as your wisdom voice. The outer teacher shows you how to follow a spiritual path so that you can discover your inner guru. Read More
I’ve been a paid guest in some of the most exclusive hotels in the world. Quite often the resorts will pay airfare as well, and offer a work permit, so I’ve been able to spend extended periods of time in some very exotic places. The experience is rich, and I have friends from all around the world as a result. Read More
Training body, speech and mind to develop and maintain pure awareness through yogic disciplines, meditation and contemplative study will change your relationship to your mind, and to your world. When you train yourself to be fully present, you then tend to make better choices in your life, creating less suffering for yourself and those around you. Read More
Noticing the pause between thoughts is, in essence, settling the mind in its natural state. When you take time out to recognize this, it can have profound affects on your state of mind and help you maintain a happier outlook. Read More
Greetings from Sarnath, home of Deer Park, where the historical Buddha shared his first teaching on how to stop suffering. Traveling to Sarnath is inconvenient. It’s uncomfortable. It’s crowded, hot and dirty. Pilgrims often get sick or cheated or if you are like me, angry with their rickshaw drivers who change their fee suddenly in… Read More