For the Buddha, what is mind?

As it’s the mind that gets enlightened, we’d better know what Buddha means by it! Well, “mind” in Buddhism is used in a much broader way than we tend to use it in neuroscience and psychology. It is used synonymously with the word “consciousness.” If you’re a Christian...
Postcard 38 from Robina: Portland, Monday, March 10, 2014

Postcard 38 from Robina: Portland, Monday, March 10, 2014

I visit FPMT’s Maitripa College in Portland, OR every year. Now in Portland. Monday March 10. I always spend a week here, and no different this year. Boise is an hour away so I got here Monday morning March 10. As usual, there was Carina and beaming Dechen, six...
Postcard 7 from Robina: London, June 2, 2011

Postcard 7 from Robina: London, June 2, 2011

I’ve been in London for ten days already. I love being here. London’s my old stamping ground. I came here first, ripe and ready for revolution, on January 4, 1968. I’d just turned 23. I’d sailed from Melbourne on the P&O liner, The...