Buddhist meditation

The Way of Tea, by Popchong Sunim

Do not gulp the tea but sip it slowly allowing its fragrance to fill one’s mouth. There is no need to have any special atti­tude while drinking except one of thankfulness. The nature of the tea itself is that of no-mind…

Is there any possibility of developing more compassion? By the Dalai Lama

Suppose a person stays in an empty, remote place—just a person alone—very healthy, highly educated, very wise, and physically very strong. As that person lives alone, there’s no possibility of his becoming wealthy or famous; there’s no possibility of his producing good food or building good shelter; he cannot become a hero. All benefits of this worldly life are entirely dependent upon other factors, mainly on other human beings…

The Supreme Teaching is Free

Earnest Zen trainees, do not be surprised by a real dragon or spend a long time rubbing only one part of an elephant. Exert yourself in the way that points directly to your original Buddha-nature…

Let Go of Fire, by Ajahn Sumedho

The human habit of clinging to desire is ingrained. We in the West think of ourselves as sophisticated and educated, but when we really begin to see what is going on in our minds, it is rather frightening-most of us are horribly ignorant…

Self-Acceptance, by Corrado Pensa

If we don’t develop ourselves, we shall not be adequately equipped to go beyond selfishness. There is a lot of wisdom in this attitude. Obviously, we are not talking about indulging ourselves narcissistically; we are talking about becoming stronger in order to…