Perhaps these monks look like they're not doing much; slow and serene, making their alms-round. But, they are true creatures of endurance, just like you and I. These monks have made a vow to follow the path until the very end of the road: until reaching Nibbana. How many of us from western cultures, without… Continue reading Episode 60: Indurance Running & Spirituality
I remember, not too long ago, I fell ill with a fever and a raging temperature that ruined my good mood and imprisoned me with fear. The next morning, early, I was supposed to catch a flight to Portugal to find a plot of land after a deposit we put down on another plot fell… Continue reading Episode 53: Guided Vajrayana Medicine Buddha Meditation
It is quite a bold statement to utter that Dharma is "the best path" in any capacity! Dharma is more like a best path for those who want to explore it. Dharma is offered via the Buddha's teachings within a vast network of writings, which began with the Three Baskets. The best part of the… Continue reading Episode 52: Dharma Doors: Is Dharma the Best Path?
How can we know that the spiritual teachings we are interested in learning are genuine or will lead us off some beaten track? Firstly, the goal of the teaching, the book, or the guru/teacher has to be the same goal you have in mind. Without a goal, we are groping in the dark and can end… Continue reading Episode 41: Navigating Through Spiritual Fads