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Bhutan Study Trip with Rimpoche + Francesco + Ambikha

submitted by: admin on 12/08/2018
Bhutan Study Trip with renowned Rimpoche His Eminence Jamgon Truelku joined by Francesco Garri Garripoli and Ambikha Devi. Our journey to the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan will help you gain deep insights into Buddhism while practicing Qigong, Yoga, and Meditation daily from your group leaders. 20 - 28 March 2019 Have you dreamed of visiting this...

Big Bang

submitted by: CurtisM on 08/26/2016
    Who needs a Big Bang anyway? The narrative that the universe began with a bang, how everything we can possibly imagine was created from this primal moment, is fundamental to the structure of our modern worldview.  A Big Bang exploding primordial stuff into empty space that gradually settles into some sort of order sets a pattern...

Causality, Whaaat

submitted by: CurtisM on 09/06/2016
  Causality, Whaaat   Quantum thermodynamics disavows us of the notion we live in an orderly world.  We can convince ourselves that events and processes are somewhat predictable on a human daily life scale, but when our perception expands to a galactic or focuses on the subatomic, the world is fundamentally mysterious.    Photons...

Nagarjuna's Lust

submitted by: CurtisM on 05/06/2016
  No Footprints In The Sky   The heat of the earth and city had escaped upward into the darkening evening.  Cool breezes now drifted from the forests, rolling between the pillars of a portico surrounding the uppermost chambers of the Palace of Vidarbha.  Gusts lifted long delicate cotton draperies in billows then floated them back...

Quantum Blues and the Lotus Sutra

submitted by: CurtisM on 05/11/2015
Quantum Blues and the Lotus Sutra     In the late ‘60s I heard about the Buddhist Lotus Sutra from the chanting nam-myoho-renge-kyo folks plying their proselytizing on Sunset Strip. The sutra was obliquely referenced in their pitch adding a patina of mystique and legitimacy to a straight ahead motivational message. Tough sell in those...

Sewala Monastery Bhutan

submitted by: admin on 09/30/2018
The Sewala Monastery in Bhutan was built in 1718 on a sacred Buddhist mountain near the ancient capital of Punakha. This online Community gives us the opportunity to help support the 98 young Buddhist monks who live there under the guidance of His Eminence Rimpoche Jamgon Truelku. Besides being a place of peace and study, it almost has a role of being an...

The Black Hole Story

submitted by: CurtisM on 10/09/2016
  The Black Hole Story   Storytelling is how we humans make sense of the world.  Our own direct experiences, blended with experiences of others, along with the ‘official’ version of events, form a dynamic system of comprehension which we can shape into a narrative.  This is true of scientists, too, though some...

The Ox-herding Chart of Chan Buddhism 
and the Enlightenment Process It Tells

submitted by: admin on 01/19/2019