On Expedience

TrafficIn discussing the Buddhist practice, the word “expedience” tends to go hand-in-hand with “wisdom.” One slant of expedience can be seen as “appropriate to the situation,” as in, there exists a way that works for you. For example, a scientist, may tend to look at things the scientific way. Even it is not always the only way to look at things, it is still a valid (starting) point.[1] A common Buddhist saying is that there are 84,000 practices to Buddhahood. It is likely analogous to “all roads lead to Rome.”

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On Conversations (or Spring News, 2015)

DSC07993Happy Spring. I hope people are enjoying the warmer weather. For those of us who live in Toronto, April may appear to be the cruellest month with the cold dampness but Spring is here.

On to some news. We will be running a session by Master Tam, the lineage master of our centre. It will likely take place every Saturday in September/October for four to six weeks.

In the past, we have offered guidance to blue sky meditation / seven point posture. The idea is not that it is the single best thing to do. But rather, through the technique, possibilities open up, especially in times of difficulty, physical, psychological or other matters in our day-to-day reality.

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