Steps on the Path 04 — Those My Heart Trusts

STEPS ON THE PATH is a twenty-one part series based on the twenty-one meditations of The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by Je Tsongkhapa, a 14th century Tibetan Buddhist master. Je Tsongkhapa’s meditations were commentaries based on Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, a work the 11th century Indian Buddhist master Atisha wrote and presented when he was invited to reintroduce the Dharma to Tibet after a period of government suffocation. Both of these works are called Lamrim practice, and are said to compile all the teachings of the Buddha into one meditation practice. This STEPS ON THE PATH Continue Reading —>

Please Chi Responsibly

WE MEDITATE TO BRING ourselves to stillness, to find our center balance point where the whirlwind dust of our days can settle and be processed, and we then find we can keep going, keep pressing on with our strength renewed. We know from our direct experience that this is very necessary for us, so we don’t crack and cave under the pressure of daily demands. What is affected by our stilling of ourselves? Everything. We know that everything everywhere is interconnected—why should this apply any differently in the case of meditation? We may sit down to do it with only Continue Reading —>