The Truth of Cessation

  In Buddhism, the third of the four noble truths is the truth of cessation from the grasping that causes suffering. Samsara is a playground filled with paradise myths that promise us … [Read more...]

Buddhist Quote: Ordinary Happiness and True Happiness

  "The mind is source of happiness and unhappiness,” said the Buddha, over 2,500 years ago. People define happiness as having something that they consider good - happiness of visiting family; … [Read more...]

Meditation: Cooking with Mindfulness and Loving-Kindness

  Cooking with mindfulness and loving-kindness is a different type of meditation. My first opportunity to cook was at the 10-day Vipassana mediation retreat in Merritt, BC, Canada. As an … [Read more...]

Where Science and Buddhism Meet: Emptiness, Oneness and Nature of Reality – Part 1 [Video]

  In this 2-part video presentation (See the video - part 1 ) Gerald draws parallels between Buddhism and Science on such complex concepts as: Emptiness, Oneness and Nature of Reality. … [Read more...]

Where Science and Buddhism Meet: Emptiness, Oneness and Nature of Reality – Part 2 [Video]

  Part 2 Video by Gerald. Transcript by Spencer, the Urban Monk  (see Part 2 Video |  see Part 1 Article and Video Here) Gerald further describes … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation – Letting Go of Thoughts

  If you are beginning a meditation practice, you may have heard that the goal is to "let go of your thoughts."  This is a concept that is both widely used and widely … [Read more...]

Buddhist Quote on Anger – Realisations and Solutions

  Reflection on the Buddha’s Quote about: Anger "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.” the Buddha We … [Read more...]

What is Nirvana by Thich Naht Hanh [Video]

Thich Hhat Hahn, a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk and Nobel peace prize nominee talks about Buddhist Nirvana in this video discourse. He resides in the Plum Village Monastery in France and travels … [Read more...]

Ferryman Enlightenment – Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse

  Listening to the River – “Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse My favorite book,  “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse, is set in the time of the Buddha, over 2,500 years ago. Like the Buddha, … [Read more...]

Living Compassion by the Dalai Lama [Video]

  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, with his humorous and lively manner, talks about “Mahakaruna” – infinite compassion in the video below. The Dalai Lama provides insights on anger and … [Read more...]