On Āsalha Puja we commemorate the occasion when the Buddha gave his first teaching on the Four Noble Truths and the Middle Path of Practice. By cultivating this Path, the mind stops looking outside of itself – it finds pleasure in itself.
Contemplating the mind, not trying to change or explain it, knowing it as just a mental state, a result of causes and conditions. If feeling pressed upon by the mind, pause and widen. Bring attention to the body. Determine the appropriate attitude for settling.
Homenaje al Buddha, refugio en las tres joyas de Buddha, Dhamma y Sangha, los cinco preceptos laicos del Budismo Theravada, y una plática acerca del Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, lo que hoy en día entendemos como el primer discurso del Buddha. Parte de un programa especial el 4 de julio, 2020, el día de la luna llena de ese mes.
Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo has just written an essay exploring how the early Buddhist perspective shows that diversity work can become an integral part of the Buddhist path of practice. We will explore some of Ven. Analayo's ideas and see how we can apply them in our own practice. We'll also touch a recent article by Bhikkhu Bodhi, another esteemed Buddhist scholar, entitled "From Tragedy to Hope: Reflections on the Killing of George Floyd".