My avatar is one of many calligraphies painted by my teacher. Mitra Bishop, Roshi. She has them for sale to try to raise money for her building project. Also, if you purchase books on Amazon, you can use Amazon Smile and put in Mountain Gate (In Ojo Sarco, NM) and a small % will go to the monastery.
pink_trike wrote:Thanks to everyone here at Dhamma Wheel for their valuable contributions and thanks to the admins and mods for setting just the right tone.
As I have said in the past, its actually the membership who are responsible for making Dhamma Wheel what it is. And it is thanks to our members that Dhamma Wheel is great place to discuss the Dhamma and find companionship on what is at times, a long and lonesome road. metta
Learn this from the waters: in mountain clefts and chasms, loud gush the streamlets, but great rivers flow silently.
Being grateful is a wonderful practice in itself, and I am glad that citizens of the USA have a whole festival to practice it in. I hope you all have a great and grateful day...And yes what a wonderful thing to be living in an era when a Buddha'a teaching is still available to us, and that one of the direct results of that event under the Bo Tree is this very website.
The going for refuge is the door of entrance to the teachings of the Buddha.
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding: Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)
Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages: One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7