Posts Categorized: Buddhism

A Monk’s Life

Last week I returned from a weeklong retreat with my teacher and the four other colleagues who form our small community of aspirants. Returning to New York from a Buddhist… Read more »

What Makes Life Good

Few people will disagree that life improves with money and love. The more one has of both, the better life is.    Of course, it can happen that the pursuit… Read more »

Zen and Goya’s Graphic Imagination

At the time of this writing, my first real outing since Covid struck—other than to my temple in North Carolina—was yesterday. I ventured past my 14-block COVID-safety area to the Metropolitan… Read more »

How To Be Zen About Life

A couple of years ago a family friend of mine, in his seventies, said to me, “I don’t give a sh*t about my death. I don’t care.”    We were… Read more »

Does Meditation Work For Everyone?

Does Meditation Work for Everyone?

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, meditation can improve psychological balance and assist with the treatment of illnesses. Despite the unfortunate trend of obsessing over complicated… Read more »

Can You Meditate Lying Down?

Can You Meditate Lying Down?

Meditation is a form of sustained concentration.  It’s a portal where you can slow down time and ask yourself big existential questions: Who am I? What is my purpose in… Read more »