Pay Attention – Your Life Depends on It

Pay Attention – Your Life Depends on It

One afternoon I called a friend and got what was his voicemail. It went something like this: “Hi, this is Jake. I can’t get to the phone right now, but leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.” This seemed like a normal voicemail recording, but...

The Missing Buddha

The Missing Buddha

A Parable by Ed Williamson On the outskirts of a village, a statue of the Buddha was perched atop a rock in a clearing near the woods. A gift to the village, the statue was placed there over three hundred years ago by a visitor. He had told the villagers...

Touching Silence: Discovering the Boundless

Touching Silence: Discovering the Boundless

I have a pair of Tingsha, which may be used to begin or end a meditation. They make a beautiful sound when struck together. The reason they are struck at the beginning of meditation is to give one the perspective of going from sound, to silence. The sound...

Harmony in Being – Playing the Perfect Note

Harmony in Being – Playing the Perfect Note

Sitting on a beach in Harwich Port, Massachusetts, on an early July day, I took a moment to be mindful of the surroundings: the sounds, the warmth, the smell of the ocean breeze, and the gentle touch of my girlfriend’s hand on mine. I sat with my eyes closed for...