Nothing has spurred me more on my practice than the sudden death of loved ones. Every time I hear an ambulance, or a police siren, or learn about an accident on the highway. I stop and I remind myself: It could have been otherwise, it could have been me.
New Service Launched. Responding to a troubling trend of fake monks panhandling in urban areas, I’m launching a reporting form to develop a fuller picture of where fake monks congregate in New York City. The form is available at upekkhajournal.wordpress.com/report.
I’m curious to try something new. I want to try and turn Upekkha Journal into a digital publication. To do that, I need writing submissions. Upekkha Journal, as a digital publication, would be the Theravada Buddhist equivalent of Lion’s Roar or Tricycle. It would be nonprofit in nature. Now, while I say Theravada Buddhist in nature I cannot stress… Read More Open Call: Writing Submissions
This week, I’m going to recommend The Jhanas by Ajahm Brahm. It is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn about these subtle states of meditative absorption that, in most Theravadan circles, are understood as being practically prerequisites for enlightenment.