Tag: Bhavana

W.M.D.’s

No not Weapons of Mass Destruction, but Wisdom, Meditation and Determination. In a sense, I suppose these are weapons of destruction. The destruction of delusion, suffering, dogma’s and seperateness. Bhante Sujatha was the one who taught me that “bhavana” is…

The devil inside

Evil is personified in Mara, the¬†Buddhist Devil, who represents temptation, sin, and death. Many Buddhists believe that Mara is an actual being while others contend that it is really an allegory or a personification of negative states of mind. There…

A Tattooed, Biker, Vegan Buddhist

Who am I? Standing 6′ 2″, with three earrings, goatee, numerous tattoos, and sporting size 14 shoes, one might form certain opinions and judgements about me. Would my outward appearance suggest that I am a Buddhist? Would you ever guess…

Engaged Buddhism

Sitting in meditation last night, I was observing my body react to feelings of excitement and anticipation of an upcoming event. My heart was racing a bit, chest felt tight and pressured, and my muscles were slightly clenched. Suddenly I…

I’m giving up meditation

I think perhaps that focusing too much attention on meditation is to lose sight of the the bigger picture. The actual “practice” has far greater scope and breadth than simply time on a cushion. I have tried to read about…