October 28, 2015

So why don’t we say, “I will not kill” like most other Buddhists?  Does this mean we should all be vegetarians?  What about mosquitos and mice?

 

This is both less like a commandment than ‘I will not kill’ and at the same time much more difficult to follow.  This st...

October 12, 2015

The honorific we use as monks is “teacher” - and this crosses many traditions, in Thai and SE Asian Buddhism - Ajahn, in Ch’an - Shi, in Vietnamese - Thay, etc. - but just what is it we’re teaching?  Some people running seminars and retreats will tout that they will te...

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