Sept 22, 2018 was a very special day to the Chicago Buddhist Vihara community. The newly acquired spacious temple opened its doors ceremoniously to the greater public on this day.
Mindfulness, focus, intention, being in the moment: these are current words that can be turned into real experience through practicing meditation.
This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding
From a Western perspective, the Present Moment is probably the ultimate conundrum. What is the Present Moment? Where is it in our experience or awareness?We certainly seem to have a base-level familiarity with it, but Buddhism challenges
This is a fascinating question that reflects the irony of living beings. The Buddha gave an insightful answer explaining that conflicts arise through a causal process