Nine Powerful Life Lessons From Studying with a Monk

By Robert Piper When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery. Here are … Read more »

Knowledge into Practice

A TIBETAN STORY illustrates the lack of connection between intellectual knowledge and ingrained habit, and the difficulty we have putting the fruits of our meditation into practice: A monk once asked one of his brother monks, “What are you up to these days?” and the friend replied, “I’ve been doing a lot of meditation on … Read more »

Training the Mind Is Like Taming a Wild Animal

People come to practice at the monastery in order to attain peace. But for many, the result of the practice is often the opposite and rather disappointing, because all they experience are restlessness, discomfort and a drifting mind. If there is no understanding, we will get confused and despair, Wondering why we are there. Training … Read more »