Mundane Right View

Mundane Right View

I once walked into a beach house with a stunning panoramic view of the ocean, and I made a joke, “This house is very Buddhist: it possesses right view.”  Jokes aside, right view is far more important to the Buddhist path than first meets the eye (yes, pun...
Help These Nuns Take Meng’s Money

Help These Nuns Take Meng’s Money

Dear friends, This is Meng. Please help these Buddhist nuns take my money. See how below. Buddhist nuns generally have to work much harder than monks because they generally receive less financial support. This community of nuns in California has only one truck, which...
The Awesome Power of Virtue

The Awesome Power of Virtue

If I ever give you the mistaken impression that virtue is merely the preparation for meditation, and that meditation is the “real Buddhism”, then you should scold me and call me funny names.  In truth, virtue is a powerful and essential component in every step of...