Ajahn Chah explains some of Buddhisms most important principles, including nirvana, samadhi, and why it’s important to “Be really careful!”
Devaduta is pali for “divine messengers.” It is said that the Buddha embarked on his quest for enlightenment after encountering three devadutas: a sick person, an old man, and a corpse.
Transformation happens in life’s “vital moments,” says Adyashanti — the moments when something changes, and we must redefine our whole identity.
Suffering is the central problem that Buddhism addresses, and recognizing our suffering is the first step to its solution.
When we accept dukkha or suffering in all its forms we stop denying it. A person is noble when one understands dukkha and how to work with it.
The teachers are asked “What happens to our right effort if we lose the ability to practice or to work with our mind?”
A prince was so shocked that he went off to seek enlightenment. Now, birth, old age, sickness, and death is still the impetus for awakening.
How Buddhist communities can help their aging members. Introduction by Lewis Richmond.
With the death of Master Sheng Yen, Chan Buddhism lost a great teacher and its most prominent voice in the West.
Jan Chozen Bays, Ajahn Amaro, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and Frank Ostaseski explore how to face aging and death with an open and fearless mind.