02. Interdependent co-arising

[From meditation November 16th 2020] One of the most fundamental concepts in Buddhism is interdependent co-arising, pratītyasamutpāda in Sanskrit and paṭiccasamuppāda in Pali. It comes back to the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pali cannon, specifically the Mahanidana Sutta: The Great Causes Discourse. This is teaching is fundamental in Buddhism because Buddha said that “one who understand interdependent co-arising understands the …

dhamma or dharma

01. Dhamma or dharma, sutta or sutra?

[From meditation November 9th 2020] When I first got interested in Buddhism I found all the variations of Buddhism confusing and difficult to tell apart but I came up with a little memory trick to help me, and I’d like to share it with you. My first main question was: “What’s the difference between dhamma and dharma, sutta and sutras, …

Things are percolating…

My apologies for luring you here and not having anything to serve you yet. At least in the in-person sittings we serve tea, and if you’re lucky biscuits. As for blog posts, it’s in the works. If you sign up on the mailing list, see form on the right, I’ll notify you when the first post is out.