Contemplating Our Death

Contemplating our death motivates us to live every day according to our values and to focus on achieving what truly matters, a pure heart, free of clinging. When we rehearse the last hours of our life, we clarify what truly matters. With repeated practice, we also...

The Ultimate

The Buddha explained that views and craving stitch together a “me” from the maelstrom of life. Even though the “self” is a source of great suffering and is the final barrier to ultimate freedom and bliss, nevertheless, we find it hard to let go of it. Out...

A Cave As a Metaphor For the Body

Over time, with continued training, we see the 5-aggregates of clinging as not-self, ephemeral, and sources of suffering. With these insights, we naturally wish to cast off the aggregates and turn the mind to the Unconditioned.