Taking Refuge

Dharma Blog: We always have the choice of what our basis of operation will be. Even when we lose track and forget who we most fundamentally are, our Buddha nature continues to operate. And we can, by simply remembering our vow to awaken, turn our heart and mind back...

My Life As A Woodpecker

Sangha Member Post: Yesterday I was meditating when the silence was suddenly broken by the distinctive drilling of a woodpecker against the metal grate on our chimney … D.d.d.d.d.d.d.d … listening … D.d.d.d.d.d.d … listening … silence.My...

Experiencing Joy and Sadness at the Same Time

Sangha Member Post: How interesting that if I sit here with Chubbs, my sweet old dog, and his failing health, the whole of all the sorrows of the past few years come crashing down around me. Do I have the courage to sit here with “just this”, with the tears and the...