Communicating

Something struck me hard when I read a particular passage in Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Art of Communicating. Bad communication or the lack of communication sums up, perhaps 70% of my problems or sufferings. Buddhist books are often written in such a peaceful and straightforward way that you feel like you’re reading a children’s book Read More …

Monkey

Six weeks of meditation merely shows little progress. I say little even though my focus and sense of calm have improved. When you do Vipassana and don’t follow the five precepts, your meditation will be weak. There are moments I’m obsessed with the calm, especially in the morning—getting up at 7:30 a.m. when my dog Read More …