Tag Archives: relationship

Dialogs With My Teacher #65

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. ___ March 10, 2011  Student: If we are always already love, why does a felt sense of it follow on the heels of understanding? Michael: [...]

The Buddha Between the Sheets

Interesting piece from Darren Littlejohn: Many people still see Buddhists only as robe-wearing monastics who have given up worldly things like sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. But there are different kinds of Buddhists. Some are celibate renunciates like the Dalai Lama. When asked on a recent TV interview if he ever thought about women, [...]

Is there such a thing as enlightened dating?

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What Buddhism Says About Heartbreak

Susan Piver does a great job on this recent posting at the elephant journal. Love can never be made safe. It is the opposite of safe. The moment you try to make it safe, it ceases to be love. I realize this is a bummer, but think about it. Love is predicated on receptivity, on [...]

ISmile315 – The One Precept: Do No Harm

In this talk, Michael speaks about how the One Precept of “Doing No Harm” can actualize the potential of awakening in any situation. Along these lines, Michael openly shares how he and his wife have separated so that their marriage might be exposed to a more powerful expanse of clarity. He relates this shared decision [...]

How does your teaching change depending on who’s sitting in front of you?

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What is our duty to others?

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Commuter Zen #46

When to do what in relationship… Tweet