Thus I heard. On one occasion the Blessed One was living at Benares, in the Deer Park at Isipatana (the Resort of Seers). There he addressed the bhikkhus of the group of five: "Bhikkhus." — "Venerable sir," they replied. The Blessed One said this. "Bhikkhus, form is not-self. Were form self, then this form would… Continue reading Episode 42: Anatta-lakkhana Sutta — The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic
Devananda runs the Essence of Dharma podcast: a show which unites the Vedic and Buddhist Dhamma, for all seekers and finders of the truth. He also runs a fascinating Youtube channel with tons of Dharmic content. In our episode, we have a free-flowing conversation about, well... Reality! There is an underlying reality beyond what we… Continue reading Episode 38: The Essence of Dharma with Devananda
My friend, a true craftsman who has been honing his skills for 20 years, once mentioned to me: "the more you do something, the easier it gets!". That always stuck in my mind, until a whole podcast episode came tumbling out in the midst of a run through the city and woods. Take running as… Continue reading Episode 37: Waking Up Isn’t So Easy!
Walking meditation has a long tradition, and it isn’t something I just made up right now on the spot -- and I thoroughly enjoy this practice, living in a busy city. Walking meditation has always been common in Zen Buddhism and throughout India, with a plethora of practitioners of different religious / spiritual / and… Continue reading Episode 23: Just Walk! A Guided Meditation
It occured to me that I am in the cycle of birth, death, and caffeination. The first two are inevitable, and the second is my choice. Coffee is like a grounding force inside my consciousness: as black, without sugar, maximum three and minimum one cup per day. It's an ironically bitter, valuptuous, force that gets… Continue reading Episode 22: The Cycle of Birth, Death, & Caffeination