taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha provides a safe haven in which to weather the storms of life by providing emotional support, a teaching, guiding ideas and a sacred resolve to realize the potential to awaken within each one of us
Can we live with respect and compassion within the world of form, while understanding its ultimate insubstantiality? Can we remember the truth of emptiness while the world of appearances is so compelling? How can we do both at once?
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment are mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity. When brought to fruition they lead to the highest happiness we can experience. How can we cultivate these qualities consciously in our meditation practice and in our life?