• Mindfulness at Moonshine Hollow Paid Member

    The locals call it Moonshine Hollow, or Mooner's Hollow, partly because of the haunting character of the moonlight in this small, isolated valley. It forces you to pay attention to the thousand shades of shadow and light you'd never thought to distinguish before. The phenomenon has something to do with the curvature of the ravine here, as light reflects off stone cliffs above and the lithe, white limbs of sycamore trees below. Whatever accounts for it, Moonshine Hollow is well named. More »
  • Wise View Paid Member

    Rodney Smith, from the third talk, "The Practice of Selfnessness," from his ongoing Tricycle Retreat,   Wise View is a restatement of what life is. We say, "Life is more connected than it appears or has appeared to me in the past." This new view holds a sense on interconnectedness as its base.  More »
  • The Platform for Insight Paid Member

    Sharon Salzberg, from the fourth talk of her Tricycle Retreat on the Five Hindrances: The Five Hindrances are:-Desire or Attachment-Aversion (Anger or Fear)-Sleepiness or Sluggishness-Restlessness-DoubtThe main effort we make is to be mindful of them, to use that mindfulness as the platform for insight and understanding, and also to deepen our sense of compassion for ourselves in the face of these states, which we cannot control and are all workable. We don't need to be afraid of our own experience. Instead, we can see what's happening very clearly and can have tremendous kindness for ourselves and ultimately for others. More »
  • Doubt: Help or Hindrance? Paid Member

    Sharon Salzberg, from the fourth talk, "The Five Hindrances: Doubt," of her Tricycle Retreat: More »
  • Advice for Dealing with Sleepiness in Meditation Paid Member

    Sharon Salzberg, from the third talk, "The Five Hindrances: Sleepiness and Restlessness," of her Tricycle Retreat: More »
  • Online Buddhism in the Vast World Paid Member

    All over the world, right now, in this moment, there is birth and there is death. There is laughter and there are tears. That is the Vast World.If we don't separate ourselves from it, we can experience a quality of spaciousness and unboundedness that is at the very heart of the Buddha's teachings. It is the mind that sees what is before there is a story, without defensiveness, fear, or anger. It is the mind that rests in awareness, joy, ease, and meditation.  More »