Tag: Zen

The Middle Way and the Turning of the Wheel

The Middle Way and the Turning of the Wheel: A Brief Examination of Buddhism Buddhism has its origins in the late 6th century BCE with the teachings of the Buddha in Northern India and Nepal.  The Buddha, which is a title and not a… Continue Reading “The Middle Way and the Turning of the Wheel”

No Arrival, No Destination, Just Being

No Arrival, No Destination, Just Being From Thich Nhat Hanh, the venerable Vietnamese monk who strives to live and spread the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, I’ve learned this simple lesson:  There should be no coming, no going, just being. More than anything else, these… Continue Reading “No Arrival, No Destination, Just Being”

On Faith and Fallacy: My Journey Out Of Christianity

Some ten years ago, at a time when my mind was still clouded with fantasy, I had the belief that only through faith could moral, ethical, and compassionate behavior be made manifest. That quintessentially, only through religion could we ever become better human beings.… Continue Reading “On Faith and Fallacy: My Journey Out Of Christianity”

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Photo credit: Kelvin Cheuk Lotus in a Sea of Fire:Honoring Thích Nhất Hạnh Thích Nhất Hạnh, pronounced Tik-N’yat-Hawn, was a Vietnamese monk of the Zen tradition, part of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism. The first word in his name, Thích, is actually a title… Continue Reading “Thích Nhất Hạnh”