Tag Archives: Peace

ISmile287 – Getting Out of Love’s Way

In this video-taped Dharma talk, Michael McAlister discusses how beginning to objectify the experiences of both body and mind will help us to experience life and love more fully. Seeing, for example, that our sensations and perceptions are objects, allows for us to develop a clearer sense of what is sensing and what is perceiving. [...]

Encore Podcast – ISmile85 – The New Relationship to Time and Mind

This was originally aired in October of 2005. ___ Click here or on the player below to listen to Michael’s talk. The easiest option is to download the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ What are we doing here? What is this [...]

ISmile286 – Radical Honesty and the Great Matter

In this video-taped Dharma talk, Michael McAlister explains how we can lie lives rooted in deep, or radical, honesty. Once we start to do this we can find that there is no longer a compulsion to either establish or cling to an identity. Once we lose our grip on our identity, or our identity loses [...]

The Text of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

Such beauty. Happy birthday, Martin. Happy birthday. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree [...]

ISmile262 – Engagement

“The durability of change depends on the consciousness of the activist.”

When Peace is an Incomplete Response

I was asked recently after giving a talk on engaged politics, what I thought of peace as a political orientation. What came out of my mouth made me laugh. “I’m pro-peace,” I said. The young man just stared. I then went off a little bit on how an attachment to peace can be viewed in [...]

ISmile235 – How to Meet Total Fulfillment

“Real freedom is just that: freedom from anxiety, fear and panic as well as freedom from bliss, glory and the sense of fulfillment.”

Car as Zendo

Digital Dharma offers suggestions on how we can maintain a meditative awareness during our driving experiences. Remember to keep your eyes open. Tweet