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 64 from Robina: Amman, December 3, 2015

Postcard 64 from Robina: Amman, December 3, 2015

On Monday November 23, from Vajrapani, where I’d spent a week, Fabienne the director drove me to Santa Cruz, to the Staffords: Mer and Troy and their three daughters, Maddy, Mia and Maude. They moved here from Raleigh a year ago. And then Mer drove me to San Jose from...
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...