Dependent arising applies to nations too. Most of the dysfunctions in a society can be traced back to poverty.
On how the breath encompasses all Buddhist teachings.
Using the three watches of the night as a metaphor for meditation and Awakening.
On increasing focus and determination when you meditate.
Newest piece I wrote for The Tattooed Buddha on 1) the benefits of inactivity, and 2) how harmful it is to fill every empty moment of our lives with something. Growing Strong by Doing Nothing: Enduring Silence & Solitude
Why do we ask why?
On Calm Abiding Meditation
On using mindfulness to find oneself and overcome suffering.
It definitely does; you’ve got a great eye for detail. John’s Mind is now, officially, “Salty Dharma.” My entire approach to practice has changed recently, so I thought it’d be fitting if this blog reflected that. I was gonna go with “Red Rock Dharma,” but, I don’t know, it just didn’t totally jive with me. […]
For the longest time, I didn’t make any progress on this Path because I had no foundation. I was leaping from limb to limb like a meth-addled chimpanzee—chasing my tail, and getting distracted by each little leaf. It took disenchantment with Buddhism, a confusing relationship, and the near death experience of a family member to […]
So, John’s Mind is no longer going to be John’s Mind. Since the content around here is pretty much split between non-fiction Buddhist whatnots and poetry, I’ve made another blog for all my non-Buddhist writing. This is because I’m not a fan of proselytizing. Also, if you dig poetry—but not Buddhism—why not just give you […]