The Three Poisons

The three poisons or the three roots (of suffering) were the subject of Brother Phap Vu‘s dharma talk on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Earth Holder Retreat in the Deer Park Monastery. The three poisons are variously translated as shown in the following table (reading down) desire greed attraction hatred ill-will aversion ignorance illusion […]

The Gift of Justice

Mary Talbot wrote an interesting article on the gift of justice (No Justice, No Peace) on Tricycle.com. The article is about lawyers and judges who practice the dharma. Mary Talbot’s articles appear frequently in Tricycle Magazine. The current issue (Winter 2014) has an interesting article titled, “The Joy of No Sex” which I enjoyed very […]

Buddha Gallery For May 28, 2013

Buddha Gallery For May 28, 2013 Others may not understand that we must practice self-control, but quarrelling dies away in those who understand this fact. -Dhammapada 6

Buddha Gallery For May 21, 2013

Occasions of hatred are certainly never settled by hatred. They are settled by freedom from hatred. This is the eternal law. — Dhammapada 5 Another version: Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.

Buddha Gallery for May 13, 2013

Buddha Gallery for May 13, 2013 I have been insulted! I have been hurt! I have been beaten! I have been robbed! Anger does not cease in those who harbour this sort of thought. – 3 Join the community of meditation practitioners here ===> http://mountainsangha.org/connect

Buddha Gallery for May 11, 2013

Buddha Gallery for May 11, 2013 Mind precedes its objects. They are mind-governed and mind-made. To speak or act with a peaceful mind, is to draw happiness after ones self, like an inseparable shadow. – Dhammapada 2 Join the community of meditation practitioners here ===> http://mountainsangha.org/connect Mind precedes its objects. They are mind-governed and mind-made. To […]

Buddha Gallery for May 10, 2013

Buddha Gallery for May 10, 2013 Mind precedes its objects. They are mind-governed and mind-made. To speak or act with a defiled mind is to draw pain after oneself, like a wheel behind the feet of the animal drawing it. – Dhammapada 1 Join the community of meditation practitioners here ===> http://mountainsangha.org/connect

If 100,000 Children Can Meditate, So Can You!

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children come together for a day of mindfulness and meditation at a temple near Bangkok. The Buddha said in the Dhammapada, “Wisdom grows from meditation. From no meditation wisdom fades. Knowing this relation between progress and decay any clever one would settle on the pure & practical way to growth […]