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“Enlightenment is not an experience. Rather it’s living from a truth that goes past any story any of us might have about what truth might be.”read more
How is it possible to meet the continual challenges we face from a place of peace?read more
Michael will be presenting with our friends at the Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church on this lecture series, on 3/28/19 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Care to join? ___ Life Worth Living Thursday evenings, March 21 to May 9, 6:30-9:30 (excluding April 18) and all-day...read more
Great read... The best way I can describe the effect is to liken it to a software upgrade for my brain — an update designed to guard against the terrible way the online world takes over your time and your mind. Source: Opinion | You Should Meditate Every Day - The New...read more
“Stop Assuming that Everything You Feel or Think Is Right”—An Interview with Robert Greene – Quillette
I enjoyed this brief Quillette interview with Robert Greene. It both contextualizes much of what comes up in Sangha discussions. Getting over "ourselves" is serious business. But I write this with a smile on my face. Question, question, question. Don’t assume that the...read more
I enjoyed Jack Kornfield's approach, relating to the topic of interpreting "enlightenment." I would also add that what is available at every level, and at the core of every interpretation, is the simple experience of awareness. If our practice leads us here, so much...read more