Not Taking a Stand

On the path to awakening, we realize the impossibility of searching for safety by “taking a stand” on the many views, preferences, and identities we adopt. Understanding these as empty, dissolving phenomena, we turn instead to accepting reality as it is....

Dharma and TV Commercials

The truth about ceaseless stress of saṃsāra is everywhere, including in commercials which often aim at fixing the endless problems which assail us. Unlike the Dharma, TV commercials offer only a temporary fix. They never get at the root of the problem.

Why Do We Meditate?

Why do we meditate? To see reality accurately so the mind can be freed from the absurd expectation that some manipulation of mental states and matter can bring enduring happiness. This work centers on how we interact with unfolding reality.