"Which wolf will win?" The old man simply replied, "The one you feed."
The Truth of Suffering
I'm pleased to present another post from my dear friend Katy Brennan. Katy is a writer and a dharma teacher in the New Kadampa tradition, which is also known as Modern Kadampa Buddhism. As we pass the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 in this country and over 350,000 worldwide, it now does feel …
Creativity in the Time of Corona
One of my beloved dharma teachers, Katy Brennan, leads a lunchtime meditation every Thursday at the Kadampa Meditation Center NYC. Because of the pandemic, she now conducts her class via live streaming video. She sent the following dharma thoughts to her core students prior to today's class. It's so beautifully written (no surprise, since Katy …
Six Steps to Transforming Self-Quarantine into a Spiritual Retreat
My article, Six Steps to Transforming Self-Quarantine into a Spiritual Retreat, appeared on Balance, Buddha Groove's blog. I hope that it brings you some peace. Feel free to share.
Angel in the Architecture
Photo © Barry Fahrer 2020
Let Us Pray
Photo © Barry Fahrer 2020Location: Grace Episcopal Church, Manhattan
I originally published the following article on February 3, 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic feels a lot like a zombie apocalypse, sans zombies. Much of the nation is already experiencing hoarding, a selfish "I must buy all the stuff so me and mine will be okay. To hell with everyone else." attitude. Teens still flocked to …
No mud, no lotus
My friend Venerable Benkong took this photo of a lotus pond last year in Beijing's Haidian district. Photo © Venerable Benkong, 2019
This gorgeous golden Tara is located on the grounds of the Giant Seated Buddha on a hill overlooking Thimphu in the kingdom of Bhutan. Many thanks to my friend Barry Fahrer for sharing this photo with my readers. Photo © Barry Fahrer 2019
May the actions that I take toward the good,toward understanding myself,toward being more peaceful,be of benefit to all beings everywhere. Sharon Salzberg I feel so blessed to be able to share another of Barry Fahrer's gorgeous photos with my readers. Thimphu, BhutanPhoto © Barry Fahrer 2019