Following are the most recent articles, then further down you can find the archives.
Most of us resist change and when we consider this fact we will discover that all of the unhappiness and difficulties that we have experienced in our lives are due to this resistance. Change is inevitable and yet it unsettles us, because it knocks us off balance and causes ripples in our world. To help us understand, all we really need to do is to observe nature. The seasons, Spring, Summer, ... more
One hundred days have passed. On 24th December I was preparing to go to my family when at 1-30pm I received a message, its very tone struck me as severe as it simply said my name. It was quickly followed by another message which informed me about the fatal crash in which three of our monks had passed away and that Sangthong was seriously injured. Shock was the initial feeling that overcame me ... more
By Dhammacaro What makes human beings suffer? One of the answers is that they cannot accept the way things are. Is this true? Before answering this question, I would like to tell a Zen story, which illustrates the matter well. Here is the story: There was once a woman who was adopted and lived with a certain family. She was always suffering as she kept thinking about herself the thought, “I am ... more
By Dhammacaro People like to judge a temple, or meditation centre by the number of students, or followers it has. On the basis of this, people comment: “This is a good temple, or meditation centre”. In fact, such places cannot be judged by the number of people who go there. It depends, instead, on the quality of learning and practice. This has associations with a Zen story, which illustrates ... more