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The Triple Treasure: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha

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Dialogs With My Teacher #66

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ Mar. 29, 2011  Student: How are any of us to know for sure what we are supposed to do in life? Michael: I don’t [...]

Dialogs With My Teacher #61

Here’s another installment in a series of emails that took place between Michael and one of his senior students beginning the Summer of 2009. May you find the exchange interesting and enriching. ___ February 22, 2011 (#61) Student: Why does “other” show up out of oneness? Michael: It’s a great question. Why is there anything at all? [...]

Why is it easier to come out as gay than to come out as a Buddhist?

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When spiritual practice deepens, do heart and mind open the same way?

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How do we best watch the mind?

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Come Join Us!

Spring 2012 Weekend Retreat Living Without Hindrance April 13 – 15, 2012 MOUNT MADONNA CENTER Most of us on the spiritual path find that its the little things that get to us; that it’s life’s trivial offerings that get in the way of what we want to experience. This retreat offers us a chance to [...]

Will the real Thay please, uh, sit down?

I’ve long appreciated the in-your-face approach of Brad Warner. This doesn’t mean that I necessarily agree with him or his sentiments. In fact, much of the time I find that his ways of communicating takes away from the wisdom he offers. But I do find myself smiling at his fearlessness. I also find myself smiling [...]