Young Buddhists and Non-Buddhists for a Healthy & Compassionate Society

Practicing with Donald Trump

by Jonathan Borella I shouldn’t have stayed up to watch the election at Deer Park Monastery. It was my intention not to. Even when a...

Loving Speech and Deep Listening

By Jonathan Borella The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Loving Speech and Deep Listening Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to...

Generosity

By Jonathan Borella Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, I am committed to practicing generosity in my thinking, speaking,...

Meditation on the Elements that Comprise the Body

By Jonathan Borella "Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in. Breathing out, I know that I am breathing out." As I hold my attention...

The Way of Aspiration

by Jonathan Borella  In one hand, I hold life’s suffering.  The other holds its joy.  Joined together a lotus blossoms from the heart  And the way of aspiration...

Aimless Determination

By Jonathan Borella The Buddha spoke of three doors of liberation: Signlessness, Aimlessness, and Emptiness. Often, these doors were taught as practices to engage practitioners...

Discourse on Taking Refuge in Oneself

I heard these words of the Buddha one time when the Lord was staying in the Mango Grove in the cool shade of the...

Gross National Happiness

Talk and Q & A with Dr. Ha Vinh Tho (Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition, Program Coordinator at the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan) //...

Mirror meditation: it’s harder than it looks.

Breathing in and out in front of the mirror, first thing in the morning, experiment with contemplating: Awareness is a mirror reflecting the four elements. Beauty is a heart...

A Rose for Your Pocket

_____________________________________________________________________ Mother's Day - Sunday, 9th of May 2010 What will we do on this day to express our love and gratitude towards our mothers? Please share...