Teachings and Texts

  • From "Teachings on Mindfulness" Paid Member

    And how, monks, does a monk abide contemplating the body as body? Here a monk, having gone into the forest, or to the root of a tree, or to an empty place, sits down cross-legged, holding his body erect, having established mindfulness before him. Mindfully he breathes in, mindfully he breathes out. Breathing in a long breath, he knows that he breathes in a long breath, and breathing out a long breath, he knows that he breathes out a long breath. Breathing in a short breath, he knows that he breathes in a short breath, and breathing out a short breath, he knows that he breathes out a short breath. More »
  • Being Natural Paid Member

    Let it go and be spontaneous,Experience no going or staying. Accord with your nature, unite with the Way, Wander at ease, without vexation.     More »
  • The Original Ray Paid Member

  • Minding the Storehouse Paid Member

    Although most of us are intimately identified with the contents and functions of our minds, we never make the attempt to actually see what goes on there. If we did, we might see what the Buddha saw over two thousand years ago: that we are not of one mind, but many, and that these various minds are refracted by different states of mind (or states of consciousness). More »
  • The Heart Sutra Paid Member

    THE GREAT PRAJNA PARAMITA HEART SUTRA More »
  • The Rectification of Names Paid Member

    "Duhkha is everywhere," the Buddha said, by way of introducing his Four Noble Truths. "There is a cause of duhkha, there is liberation from it, and the way to this liberation is the Eightfold Path." When we translate duhkha as "suffering" we get a certain worldview, but it may not be Buddhist. More »