These days, if an aversive reaction starts to form in my mind, I think to myself, “Wait! Don’t disturb the peace!”
In this excerpt from her new book co-edited with Cheryl A. Giles, “Black and Buddhist,” Pamela Ayo Yetunde offers advice for POC considering entering a dharma community, and shares the importance of utilizing Right Intention when doing so.
To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path.
“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama.
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.
Right intention is the key to living the life we want and to traversing the Buddha’s eightfold path, says Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein.
The Buddha taught his disciples this eight-step path to awakening. These eight aspects of Buddhist practice are described as “wise,” or simply, “right.”
From China today comes a story which might be heartening to those who practice their ollies as well as the dharma.