The Advantages of Monastic Life

It is important that we consider how to present Dharma in the West. You can’t just say, ‘‘Oh, this director invited me to come and give teachings. OK, I’ll just go.’’ This has happened many times, but I’m not sure that it’s appropriate. Therefore, I wanted to say a little about education at Nalanda Monastery.Continue reading “The Advantages of Monastic Life”

The Best Answers Come Through Meditation

Whenever human problems arise,  instead of getting nervous and worried, you’re better off meditating and checking up. Meditation is like a computer—whenever regular people have a problem, they turn to their computer for answers; similarly, whenever meditators have a problem, they meditate. And through meditation they get answers. The answers are there; the calm, clearContinue reading “The Best Answers Come Through Meditation”