The First Precept

Bernie Glassman is back again with more words of wisdom from Tricycle Daily Dharma. This time, he is talking about the first precept taught by the Buddha. The traditional rendering of this precept is, “Non-killing,” or  “To abstain from killing any living creature.” This is sometimes taken to extreme by certain monks and nuns in […]

No Birth No Death

My teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches about no birth no death, no coming no going, no after no before. In his book, No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life, he writes, Our greatest fear is that when we die we will become nothing. Many of us believe that our entire existence is […]