Category Archives: 2001

The Ordinary | by Ajahn Nyanadhammo

Most people in the world want action and stimulation. Peace and stillness seem very boring to most people in the world. But in the peace and stillness of meditation very powerful and profound things can occur, just as when Siddhartha Gotama sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya and freed his mind from all traces of suffering and illusion. Ajahn Nyanadhammo talks about how the seemingly ordinary acts are where we can find the path to awakening.

Pseudo-Buddhism | by Ajahn Brahm

Ajahn Brahm deals with how Buddhism and mindfulness have become popular fads in the West filled with status seeking and intellectual trends, but not getting to the heart of what the Buddha was teaching. As he explains, Buddhism isn’t so much an identity or set of beliefs, but a set of practices directing us to investigate and see the deeper nature of reality directly, and to experience freedom firsthand.