Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation

These talks were given by Pat Tallman, a lay practitioner with over fifteen years experience, practicing mostly in the traditions of Vipassana as taught by S. N. Goenka and Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation (TWIM) as taught by Bhante Vimalaramsi. He teaches at...

Using Space as a Strategy in Daily Life

In the Simile of the Saw, MN21, the Buddha shows us how a boundless mind makes it impossible for critical remarks to land anywhere and gain traction. We train to be able to modulate our awareness. We narrow our awareness when that serves us and expand the mind when...

Cheerfulness Amidst the Nightmare of Daily Life

Freedom and joy originate from a profound understanding that the sensual world is incapable of bringing enduring happiness and well-being. Our first task on the path to awakening is to fully understand dukkha. When we fully grasp the First Noble Truth, there is relief...