Morality in 2014

It is appropriate on the first day of 2014 that we examine "morality" as the first step to creating the conditions for enlightenment to appear. Ponder this: Instead of perusing enlightenment, if we create the right atmosphere, it will appear unaided.  Morality has three subsets;  right speech, right action and right livelihood, but lets consider [...]

Why meditate?

The question is, why would we seek to meditate? It is probably safe to say that we are feeling uncomfortable, agitated or suffering, and perhaps we are thinking that meditation might be a tool to alleviate this. But how will it work? To begin answering that question, let us examine what leads to these feelings in [...]