“Life is fulfilling when you are rooted in the essential Beingness of ‘I Am.’ . . . Then you bring that state of consciousness—that spacious state of consciousness—you bring that into your interactions with other people of great importance. It’s only then that you will stop treating other people as possible sources of fulfillment or as a threat.” —Eckhart Tolle, spiritual teacher and author, on his June 26 live meditation broadcast
posted by Houyhnhnm
on Jul 12, 2011 -
Most of us are sadly aware of the protests over the last few months by Buddhist Burmese monks. (previously 1
). To sustain themselves in the face of likely attack these monks have been chanting the Metta Sutta
, the Buddha's teachings on compassion and loving kindness. The Metta Sutta is here
some expositions (dharma talks) on the same subject: One
by Sharon Salzberg who has done much to popularize metta in the west in the last 20 years, and a whole bunch
from Dharma Seed
, which makes buddhist teachings available on the web.
You want to get in on the action? In the US you can try the Insight Meditation Society
, which is based in Barre, Mass., but has lots of local branches. [more inside]
posted by shothotbot
on Nov 1, 2007 -
(Flash interface.) The Rubin Museum of Art
in New York City has launched a website that allows you to pore over and compare Tibetan Buddhist artwork from their exhibits. Use the "Decode" feature to pick paintings apart and learn about their intricate components.
See also: their ambitious
calendar of events.
posted by hermitosis
on Aug 17, 2006 -