Teachings on Interbeing

The teachings on interbeing (the interconnectedness of all things) have been seen on these pages for more than four years now, and a couple of recent documentaries made these teachings very to me. One of these documentaries is The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey, which traces the flow of genes and the migration of […]

Listening Closely to the Music of Your Mind

Andrew Olendzki, Ph. D. is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and one of my favorite writers. I read everything of his that appears in Buddhist magazines. In these words of wisdom from Tricycle.com, he writes about listening closely to the music of your mind. In this way, we learn to see life just as it is, […]

Critiques of Mindfulness

I think Andrew Olendzki, PhD is one of the great western Buddhist scholars and teachers of our time. I have read articles by him in Tricycle, Insight Journal, Buddhadharma, Inquiring Mind, and Shambhala Sun magazines. When I see his name as the author of an article, I pay close attention. His writings are always clear […]

Equanimity and Wisdom Work Together for a Happy Life

Andrew Olendzki is one of my favorite writers on Buddhism. Together with S. N. Goenka, we learn that equanimity and wisdom work together for a happy life. In the Tricycle article, Andrew says, “Mindfulness is the thin edge of a wedge that, if inserted deeply enough into our minds, will open them to wisdom. Whether […]

Meditation Practices for Developing Generosity

Generosity is one of the cornerstones of meditation practices. Meditation practices for developing generosity in Buddhism are based on the practices of giving of yourself unconditionally without anticipation of any reward. We all know what it feels to give of our time, energy or material resources to others in need. The feeling is like a […]

Mindfulness of Anger

I have admired the wonderful writings of Andrew Olendzki, Ph.D. for the many years I have been reading Insight Journal, a publication of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, Massachusetts where he is the editor. This article demonstrates the importance of mindfulness of anger in the face of confrontation. When serious anger is […]