Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Passions Are Empty - Dharma talk

When we investigate our thoughts and emotions--the internal experiences that often have so much power over our happiness--we find that they are fleeting and substance-less. Then we find that there is no need to fight or abolish unpleasant emotions because they are empty of the very power that we imbue them with.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why Are We Here? - Dharma talk

If we pay attention to what is actually in front of us--as opposed to what we are thinking about--then we know exactly why we are here: to change the diaper, help a friend, write an article. Whatever appears before us then becomes our purpose.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Monday, March 6, 2017

The Buddha Way is Endless - Dharma talk

Practice never ends. Awakening is not a destination; but rather, like reality itself, continues endlessly.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Opportunities to Awaken - Dharma talk

Every moment is fresh, new, and an expression of awakening itself; we simply need to pay attention to it to realize that.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Delusions Are Countless - Dharma talk

We don't need to uproot or annihilate our passions; rather, we must simply understand them. Seeing clearly reveals that our demons are really only shadows. No exorcism necessary.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Why We Help - Dharma talk

When we assume that we our view is better than someone else's, we can easily fall prey to egoism and dogmatism. If we strive to "liberate" other beings, we can may begin to think that we know what is best for them. "Helping" others, on the other hand, means assisting people on their term and according to their needs.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.

Everywhere is the Center - Dharma talk

We often think that some beings matter more than others. Buddhism challenges this view by revealing that all beings are of the highest value and that no being is any more important than any other.

Introduction and sound engineering by Tom Eunsahn Gartland.