Tag: anicca

Chasing the self

Like a dog, chasing its tail, I think that most of us cling dearly to the idea of self.¬†And while many of us may be familiar with the Buddha’s teaching about anatta (no-self), I’m not sure how many of us…

Are you well, happy and peaceful?

What do these words actually mean anyway? Let’s begin with the word “well”. Being well is to be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually healthy. Being happy means to appreciate and enjoy this life. Having gratitude for all things, each breath,…

Dispassionate love

Sounds strange doesn’t it, to think of love as dispassionate? Don’t most of us think that it is the passion and powerful feelings that comprise what we refer to as love? The definition of dispassionate is – free from or…

Much to do about nothing

Wow, I have to say, the more I practice and learn to observe my mind, the more I see how crazy one can make themselves over nothing. I am also beginning to learn that a lot of this stems from…

Mind the body, mind the breath

In Vipassana meditation, we are taught to focus on our breath and observe the mind. But I am beginning to see that there is so much more to this practice than first meets the eye. At the onset, we are…