For almost the first time this year, I played the Mantra of Avalokiteshvara, sang along, and wept like I’d lost my soul.
When you stop trying to do everything, everything gets done. This is why not-doing can be such a powerful thing. To get there, we start with childlike attention, because first you have to let go.
Buddhism might not be a thing that we learn to believe, but something we do. This essay explores the notion of Buddhist as a verb.