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Are You Sure You Closed The Window?

Jul. 6 | If you are not in the here and now, you are lost. – Stonepeace After I had left the house, I wondered if I had closed the remaining open window. As I was unsure, I returned to check. And there it was – closed. As I left the house again, I...

A Human Survivor of Battlestar Galactica’s Cylon Ride Speaks

Mar. 15 | The joy is not in the ride, but how you ride. – Stonepeace Without mindfulness, how do you enjoy anything? Without mindfulness, how do you not fear everything? – Stonepeace From Wikipedia, ‘”Battlestar Galactica (BSG): Human...

The Secret of the Buddha’s Smile

Mar. 14 | I think it is time to face yourself again. Then again, it is always time. – Stonepeace One of the most iconic images of Buddhism is surely that of the Buddha sitting silently under a tree, with his eyes half-closed, while beaming the most beautiful,...

Supernormal Powers Anyone?

Jan. 17 | Question: I read that it is possible for some Dharma cultivators to have supernormal powers. How do they come by? Answer: Some non-Dharma cultivators have such powers too – as a result of having trained the mind in a past life, or ‘accidentally’...

How To Create An Island For Retreat

Nov. 10 | A spiritual retreat is to retreat from external distractions, to retreat towards internal Buddha-nature. – Stonepeace When practicing on retreat, isolate yourself. First, drop everything from the past and everything related to the future. Create...

Should You Meditate for Supernatural Powers?

Sep. 30 | One’s supernormal powers are only as super in positive effect as one is super in compassion and wisdom. – Stonepeace Some people are fascinated by supernatural powers and seek them as the goal of spiritual practice. However, the aim of practicing...

What Is The Highest?

Sep. 29 | The highest skill lies in the realization of selflessness. The highest nobility lies in taming your own mind. The highest excellence lies in having the attitude that seeks to help others. The highest precept is continual mindfulness. The highest remedy...

Do Your Fantasies Reflect Your Reality?

Sep. 2 | The watcher of the mind masters it. The wanderer of the mind is enslaved by it. – Stonepeace If our real stories are considered to be a waste of time in meditation, then a fantasy must be an even bigger waste of time. It is generally much harder...

Do You Meditate to ‘Strike Lottery’?

Aug. 25 | As meditation trains the mind to be calm and clear, perfected meditation leads to a perfectly calm and clear mind – Enlightenment. – Stonepeace So the answer to the question, ‘Am I going to get jhana [a state of meditative absorption...

The Two Dimensions of Reality

Nov. 5 | Since every thing is interdependent upon one another, there is no one independent creator of everything. – Stonepeace We come to the practice of meditation seeking relief from our suffering, and meditation can teach us how to transform our suffering...

The Legend of Princess Miao Shan

Oct. 22 | If living beings encounter weariness or peril, immeasurable suffering pressing them down. the power of the Perceiver of Sounds’ wonderful wisdom can save them from the sufferings of the world. [via mindfulness of her] – Lotus Sutra There once...

Waves of Loving-Kindness

Sep. 25 | Why be grouchy when you can be neutral? Why be neutral when you can be friendly? – Stonepeace The meditation center where I teach is in the hills of the West Virginia countryside. When we first opened our center, there was a man down the road who...

Can Nature Rely on Your Buddha-nature?

Aug. 14 | Your harmony is when your Buddha-nature makes peace with nature. World harmony is when our Buddha-nature makes peace with nature. – Stonepeace One day during meditation, I was contemplating global warming… With some anguish, I asked Nature this...

‘Sankara’s Magical Touch of Theravadin Zen

Jul. 26 | Though the award-winning Sankara was the opening film of Singapore’s International Film Festival in 2007, it was so stunning in impact that it is again shortlisted, as a feature film for 2009’s T.H.I.S. Buddhist Film Festival (http://www.thisfilmfest.com)...
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