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 »

Buddhist Stance on Homosexuality

Posted on the Facebook page Buddhist Boot Camp Someone asked me, “What is the Buddhist stance on homosexuality?” The answer is simple (and I included it in the book): Buddhism has a precept regarding sexuality in general; it does not have a different teaching regarding homosexuality than it does on heterosexuality. The third Buddhist precept, … Read more »