ENSO Society aims to make meditation and contemplative practices accessible. We offer resources for learning including chant liturgy, guided meditations, and audio talks by Brian Dean Williams, Michael Stone, Nina Fields, and others. Teachings cover a wide-range of topics including mindfulness in service work, Buddhist ethics, loving-kindness, compassion, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, and more. These resources are offered freely. Please consider making a donation to cover the costs of recording, storing and designing this online offering and supporting ENSO Society.
Life and death are of supreme importance
Time passes swiftly and opportunity is lost.
Let us awaken.
(Do not squander your life)
Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, doing deep Prajna Paramita,
Clearly saw emptiness of all the five conditions
Thus completely relieving misfortune and pain.
Here Shariputra, form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form;
Form is exactly emptiness, emptiness exactly form.
Recognizing that I am not separate from all living beings, I refrain from harming living creatures.
Being satisfied with what I have, I refrain from taking that which is not given freely.
Encountering all with respect and dignity, I use sexual and creative energy wisely and without misconduct.
Speaking the truth as I perceive it and not deceiving anyone, I am honest.
Using every aspect of my life, I am generous and non-acquisitive.
Michael Stone teaches Tibetan practices, or Lojong Teachings, for training in empathy. Turn what’s arising into the path. See everything as a dream; don’t get stuck on peace; rest in an open mind, and after meditation become a beginner. Recorded in Kelowna.
Michael Stone teaches a group of clinicians, along with Brian Dean Williams, on the Buddhist teaching of mudita or appreciative joy. He speaks of the ways that joy is contagious and how we can train to notice joy more often. Recorded in Kelowna, BC.