Growth Means Changing Routines

We could easily take sanskara (the 4th aggregate/2nd link of whatever) and translate it as “routines.”  Routines are everything in life. These simple actions of body and mind wear traces through time. What began as a single step turns into a well-worn path that we follow without a second thought. Routines govern everything from our […]

Back to the Breath: Commentary on the Arittha Sutta

The Arittha Sutta might be the most concise Buddhist meditation manual ever written:  “There is the case where a monk, having gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a tree, or to an empty building, sits down folding his legs crosswise, holding his body erect, and setting mindfulness to the fore (making mindfulness a […]