Thoughts can make meditation a challenge. Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche tells us how we can experience thoughts as freedom, not imprisonment.
Scientists study phenomena. Meditators study experience. The two meet in a series of dialogues called Mind and Life, Jill Suttie reports.
Underlying all our discursiveness and dramas, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, are inherent qualities of peacefulness, compassion, and clarity that we can access through meditation practice.
Photo via pixabay. Speculations on the nature of self, other, boundary and embodiment by the great cognitive scientist and Buddhist practitioner Francisco J. Varela, written after undergoing a liver transplant. The scene is viewed from the side. The patient is lying on his half-raised hospital bed. Tubes, sutures and drains cover his body from nose […]
John Daido Loori, Roshi explains why non-thinking is right thought in this commentary on Dogen’s 300 Koan Shobogenzo, Case 129: “Yoashan’s Non-Thinking”