Though not practiced as often as other subjects, mindfulness of death (maranasati) is an important part of the Buddha’s teachings.
Whether we found the practice because of singular traumatic events or an ever-present sense of existential dread, a sense of urgency is what likely inspired us to practice in the first place.
The Buddha also teaches us that we can find refuge in a dangerous world. What does it mean to find safety despite the inevitability of danger? What are the conditions for refuge?
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When the Buddha taught the four foundations of mindfulness, part of the way he instructed students to be mindful of the body was through the lens of the four elements: earth,…
As the teenagers passed in front of my truck, I rolled the windows down and turned up the “Ill Communication”. Don’t act like you’ve never done this before.