Dharma Glimpses are short dharma teachings from Bright Dawn Lay Ministers. Here are some podcasts from Bright Dawn Way of Oneness podcast page. Faust my Dharma Teacher. Listening to the Dharma Buddhism and Gender Equality Who are you? And here are some more Dharma Glimpses in written format on our Bright Dawn Blog. NaturalnessContinue reading “Dharma Glimpses from Bright Dawn.”
Read our latest newsletter by clicking on the Buddha. Featuring: An essay by Jennifer Munson on finding her way to the Salt Lake Buddhist Fellowship. Elesha Morris gives us a guided meditation for grounding and gratitude, Myoshin looks at writing haiku as Buddhist practice, plus Buddhist spoken word, and teachings from Koyo Kubose.
from a Blog post by Jaffe Cole I have always wondered about this quote from the Pali Cannon, a famous quote by the Buddha, used by many a rugged american individualist, those mindfulness practicers that follow a more “up by your bootstraps” kind of Buddhism. I like the context in which Jaffe Cole puts the quote.Continue reading “Be Your Own Guru?”
A few thoughts on Right Livelihood. from Wikipedia Right livelihood (samyag-ājīva / sammā-ājīva). This means that practitioners ought not to engage in trades or occupations which, either directly or indirectly, result in harm for other living beings. And what is right livelihood? There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones, having abandonedContinue reading “On Right Livelihood a few Thoughts.”
The Color Gold – excerpt for River of Fire River of Water by Taitetsu Unno Though Shin Buddhism improvised a radically new form of practice, its goal is one and the same with that of Mahayana Buddhism The goal is to awaken to the true self as a manifestation of dharma or “reality-as-is.” What this means may be illustratedContinue reading “The Color Gold”
The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways. The greatest magic is transmuting the passions. The greatest generosity is non-attachment. TheContinue reading “The Greatest….”