Archive | February, 2018

Dependent Arising

Dependent Arising by Josh Lazaroff   As we were about to conclude our time studying Thai massage in Chang Mai, Thailand, our teacher, Pichet Boonthume, told us that we had to do an 11 day silent meditation retreat before we started dong thai massage with others.  As luck, or karma, would have it, my wife […]

The Ye Dharma Mantra

THE “YE DHARMA” MANTRA By Dr. Todd Gibson, PhD   Om yedharma hetu prabhava hetu tesham tathagato hyavadat teshem ca yonirodha evam vadi mahasramana svaha. “Of those things which arise from causes, their causes have been shown by the awakened one, along with their cessation. Thus the great shramana has spoken.” This brief statement is […]

Interdependence: A Personal Perspective

INTERDEPENDENCE: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE By Jampa Mackenzie Stewart My first experience of interdependence was not in a Buddhist temple, nor at the feet of a Lama or Zen master, nor was it in a mountain cave. It happened quite unexpectedly when I was in seventh grade science class. Our teacher had just begun introducing us […]