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Interpretations of Awakening

In his blog post, Tom Stine notes: The only “criteria” I have for awakening is seeing, truly seeing, beyond the self, the “I”, the “me” that everyone thinks they are. When that is seen through, completely through, it is as if one has awakened from a dream, a dream of...

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Non-defense

So often it's suggested that fundamentalists are at the root of the majority of the problems facing both this country and the world. I couldn't agree more. Except that those making this suggestion can obviously be guilty of the same unconsciousness they see in others....

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Reaching Across the Church Aisle

Here's an excerpt from an interesting article that Digital Dharma got from Utne Online: To some people, the word “Christians” brings to mind conservative, anti-everything culture warriors. Others think of peace-and-justice activism or the Civil Rights movement. In...

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In this clip, Stephen Colbert asks Lama Surya Das if it would be hard for Barack Obama to convert from a secret Muslim to a...

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Tassajara Zen Mountain Center's director, David Zimmerman writes his account of the fire that nearly consumed his temple. Click here to read the full update.

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The Tibetan spiritual leader, appearing at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, offered a defense of Islam in response to a question about the rise of violent religious fundamentalism. He added that he has made a point of reaching out to Muslims since the attacks of...

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David Deida is very controversial. I often find him to be quite stuck in all sorts of ways. He can be crude, brutal, and at the same time insightful. Take him or leave him, you still might find this audio clip interesting. In it, Deida explains how the three major...

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Unhooked

Choosing to become intimate with Awareness requires a constancy of both attention and intention. Neither the attention, nor the intention, is a fixed entity, and yet they can easily become attachments if we aren't careful. On the other hand, if we don't get hooked by...

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Nothing Personal

As we come off the Mountain of Spirit, we recognize how little about us needs to be defended. This is because we have begun to build lives out of our realization of Emptiness. This Emptiness is the Source of everything. This Source, once again, is totally still and...

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Still Suffering

Blogger Andrew Sullivan offers this post from James Wood's review of Bart D. Ehrman’s God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question—Why We Suffer: Heaven, one of the tenderest verses in the Bible has it, is where God will wipe away all tears...

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