Mt. Jiashan—an area known for its thick forests and myriad waterfalls.

The Obstacle is the Way

Reading time: Just under 6 minutes A Buddhist disciple offers a final good-bye to his beloved teacher, and sets out from the safety of his temple to deepen his practice… Read more »

At Peace in the Nirvana Room

Reading time: Under 3 minutes Every temple requires three elements: the Master’s quarters, a Dharma Hall for the master’s lectures, and a Nirvana room for the sick and, if necessary, dying…. Read more »

The Best Diet for 2019

Reading time: Just over 2 minutes Smart phones are making us dumber. Studies show that the use of smart-phone technology decreases a cognitive function called fluid intelligence. Fluid intelligence is another name for our… Read more »

You Are Already Meditating

Reading time: Just over 2 minutes Recently, I thought I’d start a meditation group here, in the City of New York . I ran the idea by my teacher —as I… Read more »