The Magic Bank Account

Imagine this for a second… Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules… The rules are: Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you. You may not … Read more »

The Difference Between Master and Beginner

Bruce Lee said he would rather fight a man who practiced 10,000 kicks one time each than a man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. Since I’m preparing a course on meditation, this is most relevant. Many people when trying something new, such as meditation, will lose interest rather quickly when they don’t feel any … Read more »

Call Me by My True Names

This poem by Thich Nhat Hanh embodies the essence of what he calls “interbeing,” the innerconnectedness of all things. From: Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh In Plum Village, where I live in France, we receive many letters from the refugee camps in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, … Read more »

How to tell whether something really is your Real Mind or not – The Buddha in the Shurangama Sutra

Essence of Buddhism writes: In the Shurangama Sutra, the Buddha starts off by saying that people who undertake spiritual cultivation but fail to realize ultimate enlightenment all fail because they don’t understand 2 fundamentals roots – the 2 different types of mind.  They only think that there is 1 type of mind – their thoughts … Read more »