“Most people don’t have any idea what they’re feeling,” suggests Dharma teacher and therapist Robert Hall. In this interview, he takes us on a Gestalt trip to Mexico, with a stop in India for instructions from the Buddha.
While one veteran warned, “I’d rather you hit me with a crutch than my having to spend five minutes alone with my thoughts,” James Hallenbeck and Leah Weiss piloted two richly successful compassion trainings at the VA Palo Alto.
Interview with Sylvia Boorstein: Medicine for the Brain, Dharma for the Mind
Spirit Rock teacher Sylvia Boorstein says that in the case of some meditation students, antidepressants allow them to move beyond the personal to shared, universal insights.
Since the Buddha’s time, the Dhamma has been freely offered. One way this sharing manifests is through free-distribution Dhamma books, which are made available around the world without charge.
Short reviews of The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah; Meditation: A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto; and Thanassaro Bhikkhu’s The Truth of Rebirth (and Why It Matters for Buddhist Practice) and Selves and Not-Self.