The Triple Gem

The Triple Gem – The Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures, Three Refuges, Precious Triad, or most commonly the Triple Gem Pali: त्रिरत्न, are the three things that Buddhists take refuge in, and look toward for guidance, in the process known as taking refuge. The Three Jewels are: ⁕Buddha ⁕Dharma ⁕Sangha (Wikipedia) I take…

On suffering

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.” Charles Dickens Ahh pain. Suffering. What is it? How do the two differ?…

Morning Meditation

“At the moment of waking up, before getting out of bed, get in touch with your breath, feel the various sensations in your body, note any thoughts and feeling that maybe present, let mindfulness touch this moment, Can you feel your breath? Can you perceive the dawning of each in breath? Can you enjoy the…

Loving Kindness Meditation

Metta Bhavana is a Buddhist meditation which cultivates benevolence toward oneself and others. It is a beautiful offering of loving kindness to the world. Begin by taking a comfortable seat. Allow your awareness to settle on your breath. Relax your shoulders, your mouth, your jaw. Soften your gaze and relax your eyes. Relax your head,…