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May 18, 2015

The Way Things Are

I’ve been reflecting lately on the profundity of the Four Noble Truths.  These Truths underpinned all 45 years of the Buddha’s teachings.  We sometimes think we already know this as a beginners’ teaching.  And we…

May 11, 2015

Unselfish Joy

Mudita, a Pali and Sanskrit word, has no precise counterpart in English. The third Brahma Vihara, it is variously translated as sympathetic, altruistic or unselfish joy, finding joy in the good fortune of others, or…

May 4, 2015

The Tender Raw Heart

Compassion (Pali: karuna) is the second of the four Brahmavihara or Boundless States. Suffering is universal and not foreign to human  experience.  How we relate and respond is the very essence of our Buddhist mind/heart…