In the direct, insightful style for which he is known, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana teaches the meditation technique known as Vipassana and explains why only meditation addresses the human condition.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality.
The message of Buddha’s Four Noble Truths is that paying attention and seeing clearly lead to behaving impeccably in every moment on behalf of all beings.
This traveling in search of happiness has been going on for lifetime after lifetime, an endless cycle of bewilderment and suffering.
Traleg Rinpoche describes the techniques of Buddhist meditation, explaining how working with our passions requires attention to one’s body and thoughts.
“Measuring the galaxy and beyond far exceeds the capacity of my industrial-grade tape measure. Only a trip to the Rose Center for Earth and Space will do.”
“All of our nerves originate in the spine and then radiate out through the whole system. So when you awaken your spine, your entire body is rejuvenated.”
Many Western Budddhists, says Reginald Ray, perpetuate the mind/body, secular/sacred dualism that has marked our culture since early Christianity.
“When did it become normal for kids to have so many commitments they need their own schedules and day planners?”