Thich Nhat Hanh speaking about the power of mindfulness and meditation practices. (Buddhist film 18mins)
We just have to keep practising and realising that every moment is precious, and so are we. Not wonderful perhaps, but precious, and human, and as Maezumi Roshi said, ‘Living the unsurpassed life.’
Whatever you experience will become an object for contemplation. This is where the practice really begins. It is the fruit which arises as samadhi matures.
Present! Talks of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (Around 26 minutes) Talks at Tassajara Zen Mountain Centre.
We received a warm welcome from the many Tibetans we met — a life-changing experience for me, a homecoming — the landscape, buildings and the people merging, and overnight stays with Tibetan families wherever possible.
However, for a time one may be satisfied with echoes, or even think that they are what is sought. Such experts in the holy texts may be satisfied themselves, and satisfy others, with quotations. They are like a helpful foreigner in a city, who when asked the way, pulls out a map and consults it before giving directions…
‘Three Dharma Gates to Buddhism’ by Bhante Bodhidhamma a talk given at the Golden Buddha Centre, Totnes on Sunday 14th May 2017. (About 30 minutes)
Much of Gandharan art is thus a compelling fusion of foreign styles that ultimately gave visual form to the region’s Buddhist religious ideals. Buddhism, which had emerged from north India, was embraced by the Gandharan people… Free PDF download (22 MB)