Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Insights from a Day of Mindfulness

I wrote this poem while on a Day of Mindfulness Tampa Bay (my first):

emptying my mind of unhealthy attachments is my freedom from bondage.

"False evidence appearing real."

Good dharma, bad karma, I will see beyond duality.

Savoring the silence, embracing the stillness but holding nothing back.

I let go of my expectations and judgements of everything and everyone.

Breathing in, I call my body,

breathing out, I smile.

When the mind wanders I

simply call my attention

back to my breath.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Calling all Authors!

This is an open letter to the online dharma community:

I need help!

In order to keep this blog alive, I am calling on all wanna-be Buddhist Christian bloggers who are interested in writing for maha maitri.

This is a labor of love, and an exercise in sharing very personal beliefs with the whole world. Please email me if you're interested and I will make you a guest author.

I have one signed up so far, and am looking for many more.

Thanks for reading.

In Metta,

Happiness is Within Your Grasp

I don't remember where I came across this article, but I thought that it would serve as great encouragement for those of us who are new to the Way, or our scientist friends who are still on the fence.

It is amazing when you think about the whole concept, happiness as a science with a clear-cut path to get there. I myself am not a scientist, but have been blessed with many friends who are. Even the Dalai Lama himself spoke at the Science of Mind Conference in Washington, DC on his 70th birthday.

So, to happiness!