Fifth Precept Sangha Retreats:
|The next Fifth Precept Sangha day of practice will be -To be advised.
Hungry Ghost Retreats:
|See Hungry Ghost Retreat website.
|Buddhist Recovery Summit 2017
|October 20-22, 2017 in Seattle, USA
The Way to End Suffering
“The search for a spiritual path is born out of suffering. It does not start with lights and ecstasy, but with the hard facts of pain, disappointment, and confusion. However, for suffering to give birth to a genuine spiritual search, it must amount to more than something passively received from without. It has to trigger an inner realisation, a perception which pierces through the facile complacency of our usual encounter with the world to glimpse the insecurity perpetually gaping underfoot. When this insight dawns, even if only momentarily, it can precipitate a profound personal crisis…
…No longer can we continue to drift complacently through life, driven blindly by our hunger for sense pleasures and by the pressure of prevailing social norms. A deeper reality beckons us; we have heard the call of a more stable, more authentic happiness, and until we arrive at our destination we cannot rest content.”