Right Action on Climate Change

Introduction by Gregory Kramer In June 2013, I attended the International Vipassana Teachers’ Gathering at Spirit Rock in California. Among other topics, my colleagues and I explored our role as Dharma teachers to support a wise response to climate change. The result...
Stories from My Days in Robes – Part Two

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part Two

Carbon Footprint of a Barefoot Monastic Encouraged by the positive interest about my time as a monastic, I continue here with reflections and some of the considerations of a life committed to the lifestyle, practices, and interior reflections put forth by the Buddha....

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part One, Continued

In the previous post in this series, I discussed how even in the austere and quite sincere environment of the forest monastery, I observed the mind’s constructions related to the maroon robes that were given to me during my time as a monastic. This second story...

Stories from My Days in Robes – Part One

I’ve been asked to share with our community some experiences from my time in Sri Lanka as a monastic. What arises now are two very human stories from the first few days. The first story, shared here, begins with the color of the robe. Yes, you read that right: the...

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