Buddhism Now

When you are on Retreat, by Ajahn Sumedho

When you are on retreat, restrictions are placed on your physical actions and speech. But there are also mental restraints and limitations. You are not to simply let your mind go wild or indulge in fantasies. Instead, you are to learn to bring the mind into the present.

Baby English—sorry! by Tangen Harada Roshi

The English isn’t exactly right, but we know what he means. It is with great respect that we publish his Baby English Teisho here. If it is read with this in mind, we’re sure you will agree, it is a magnificent dharma thrust.

Deep, deep, deep, great smile; That’s the roots. Why?

Eternal, perfect and bright; Eternal, perfect safety; Eternal, perfect peace; Everything eternal,

Now, here, now, here; Now, here—no change!

All people hope, desire, Desire, desire,

Desire perfect peace; Perfect enough, myself; Always, yes!