Spiritual Teachers


Dalai Lama Wisdom – Advice on Compassion, Kindness, and Patience

Beneath the differences of human culture and traditions, wise leaders and teachers recognize the presence of one universal love – a force that propels each of us towards... Read more


4 Teachings to Guide Us Within

The deepest sense of “self” is what guides us, heals us, and ultimately helps us find our purest inner direction on the outward path of life. Here are several thoughts... Read More


Thich Nhat Hanh

To the world, he is Thich Nhat Hanh. To his students, he is simply Thay. This humble, soft-spoken character is one of the most venerable architects of the current global... Read More


Pema Chodron

Long before she became a Buddhist nun, a world-recognized meditation teacher or a best-selling spiritual author, Pema Chodron was simply Deirdre Blomfield-Brown. Born in 1936... Read More


An Introduction to the Buddha and Buddhism

Buddhism has captured the hearts and imaginations of seekers of spiritual understanding across the world. Some 2,500 years ago, Siddhartha Gautama, a prince of the royal Shakya Clan of... Read More


The Great Departure

All religions use the power of myths and story telling to explain and spread their teachings. Buddhism, devoid of dogma and ritual, relies greatly on its vast collection of tales... Read More


What does the reclining Buddha signify?

The statue of the reclining Buddha represents Buddha’s serene and composed posture before leaving this world. The statue of Buddha in a reclining position depicts Buddha in... Read More


In depicting the reclining Buddha, what is the significance of his right hand position?

The statue of the reclining Buddha shows Buddha’s right hand in different positions. Each position has a different significance. A position where the right hand supports... Read More


Why is Buddha shown to have long ears?

A short answer to that would be: nobody knows for sure! The Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha, in Lumbini, and grew up in Kapilavastu, modern day Nepal.  Going by the... Read More