Silent no more

compassion

Someone is walking along a beach that is littered with exposed starfish who are dying in the low tide. He sees a young woman who carefully picks one up and flings it into the ocean. “Young lady,” says the observer,…

I’m not Buddhist

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Many years ago I started a Dhamma Discussion group at the Blue Lotus Temple. The purpose of the group was to open up dialogue about the practice and ask questions about Buddhism. A monastic was always in attendance as a…

Buddhism is like a bus

Bus

I have come to see that this practice can be an attachment just like anything else. And there truly is no attachment that is ultimately wholesome or beneficial. Which is where I have come to see Buddhism, and any associated…

Judgement without malice

I recently asked the Abbot of the Blue Lotus Temple if he ever makes judgements on people based on how they look or what they say. He immediately answered “of course!”. He then went on to explain that it is…