Insight in unlikely places

Tonglen (Tibetan: གཏོང་ལེན་, Wylie: gtong len, or tonglen) is Tibetan for 'giving and taking' (or sending and receiving), and refers to a meditation practice found in Tibetan Buddhism. Tong means "giving or sending", and len means "receiving or taking". Tonglen is also known as exchanging self with other. Wikipedia I first encountered tonglen years ago in Sedona. Though the … Continue reading Insight in unlikely places

The Squirrelly Nature of Mind

I sat on my front step this morning, preparing for meditation, when I heard a loud noise on the neighbour's fence. I looked over to see a black squirrel chasing a grey one. The grey one scratched down the fence as the black one stood on top. What surprised me was the hare. Sitting at … Continue reading The Squirrelly Nature of Mind

Today’s Contemplation

While you are here, in this earthly existence working out your karma... are you meant to spend your time diving into life on Earth: smell the flowers, taste the foods and enjoy the people around you? Or is it best to invest your time in practice, working toward enlightenment?   Maybe you become enlightened through … Continue reading Today’s Contemplation