Be Your Own Guru?

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?”

Spiritual Community and Spiritual Ego

As a fellowship we share and focus on similar values and ideals that we see and feel as important, worth while.  We also look for commonalities within and without the group. We find strength and refuge in our common values and ideas.   At the same time in expressing and practicing these commonalities we also identifyContinue reading “Spiritual Community and Spiritual Ego”

On Right Livelihood a few Thoughts.

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.”

Right Effort – Dharma Talk November 24th

Right Effort Dharma Talk by Christopher Leibow November 24th 2o13