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Is Being in the Now the goal of spiritual practice? Is it similar to living like a canary in a cage?

On a retreat, Christopher offers an invitation to a participant to sit next to him at the front in the Dharma Hall to engage in a Dharma Inquiry. A single inquiry may last for a few minutes or up to an hour or more. These periods of inquiry contribute to insight and awakening for one and all in the Dharma Hall. Hundreds of these Dharma inquiries have been recorded over the years. Continue reading 



Fundamentals of the Middle Way. Selection of about 182 Verses from Text of Nagarjuna, 2nd century Buddhist Sage

FUNDAMENTALS OF THE MIDDLE WAY
(Mulamadhyamaka-Karika). Written by Nagarjuna, the second century Buddhist sage of India. The Buddhist tradition often regards Nagarjuna as the finest in-depth commentator on the Buddha’s teachings on causes/conditions, emptiness and liberation. The verses serve as a reflection and meditation. The text begins with appreciation to the Buddha. Continue reading 



Christopher e News. Teaching Schedule. Residential and Zoom. October 2022 to October 2023

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A Question on Practice/Liberation in Dharma teachings

This is an edited/adapted question and response at the end of my commentary on Zoom with the Sangha on the Discourse on the Greater Cessation of Craving/Desire given by the Buddha (Middle Length Discourses. 38). Continue reading 



The Buddha and Rod Stewart. The Raft and Sailing to be Free

At first glance, you probably cannot imagine much connection between the Buddha and rock/pop singer, Rod Stewart. I have found one. Admittedly, it is a little tenuous.

The Buddha gave a classic discourse on The Simile of the Snake on grasping onto the teachings which end up causing harm and suffering, such use of the teachings for self-righteousness, putting down others and inflaming self-importance. Continue reading 




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