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What Do Dreams About Fish Mean?
2020-07-17 10:14
Fish is a very common theme in our dreams. Dreams about fish can have different meanings and interpretations. According to an old tradition, such dreams have a positive meaning, but there is… Read More
What Does Dreaming About Alligators Mean?
2020-06-08 07:01
If you’re wondering about the symbolism and interpretation of different dreams about alligators as the spirit animal that they are, then let’s start with what alligators symboliz… Read More
What Does It Mean To Dream About Dogs?
2020-06-04 09:49
Dogs are man’s best friend. They have been offering companionship, love, and protection to human beings for many decades remaining loyal and serving their masters fully. Dreams are ima… Read More
What Does It Mean To Dream About Poop?
2020-05-22 06:20
Everyone dreams. Even those people who think they don’t dream they dream. We dream about different things and situations. However, what does it mean to dream about poop? Yes, it can be… Read More
What Does Falling In A Dream Mean?
2020-04-20 07:01
Falling in a dream is one of the common things that you can dream about in your lifetime. There are many dream interpretations of it. Depending on what you believe it to be, it’s all u… Read More
What Does Dreaming About Cats Mean?
2020-04-15 08:08
While asleep, our minds create all sorts of stories and images. Some signify happiness, others are so frightening that we wake up in the middle of our sleep to contemplate. But have you ever… Read More
What Do Dreams About Weddings Mean?
2020-03-13 08:16
Are your subconscious hours filled with dreams about weddings? Do these dreams mean you are obsessing over getting married? Or is it just because you are involved in planning a wedding? Espe… Read More
What Do Dreams About Death Mean?
2020-03-13 07:56
Death is the most unwelcome subject in our waking moments so imagine how scary dreaming of it can be. When death is the subject, dreams become nightmares, sources of worry and indeed great a… Read More
Why Do I Dream About My Ex Years Later?
2020-03-13 07:49
Have you woken up in the middle of the night because you suddenly dreamed about your ex? Were there any instances where you are perfectly happy with your current relationship, but your ex un… Read More
What Does It Mean To Dream About Spiders?
2020-03-13 07:40
Did you dream about spiders recently? Dreaming about spiders is a common thing. Seeing it in a dream can have many meanings. Many people despise them, they think it is a bad omen. However, s… Read More
What Do Flying Dreams Mean?
2020-03-13 07:07
I know you have probably woken up from a dream and thought, “What in the world was that all about?” FYI you are not alone! To understand the meaning, you need to remember the dre… Read More
What Does It Mean To Dream About Fire?
2020-03-13 06:54
Fire, in general, is destructive as it turns anything into ashes, even human included. However, fire symbolizes different things, especially from a religious perspective. And, it can have a… Read More
What Do Dreams About Being Pregnant Mean
2019-05-23 15:51
Dreaming about babies and pregnancy is very common, and there are certain symbols behind these dreams. It all comes to whether you are pregnant or not. If you are carrying a child, then havi… Read More
What Do Dreams About Death Mean
2019-05-23 15:49
If you ever dream about someone you love being dead, then you know how frightening this experience can be. However, these kinds of dreams carry an important message you shouldn’t negle… Read More
What Do Flying Dreams Mean
2019-05-23 15:46
Dreams about flying are a quite common occurrence when you go to bed. However, they can be interpreted in various ways, depending on the context. In most cases, flying dreams are positive an… Read More
What Do Dreams About Weddings Mean
2019-05-23 15:43
Are you secretly obsessed about getting married? Do you often dream about standing in a white wedding dress in front of the altar? Even if you never spent the time of a day planning your wed… Read More
What Do Snakes Mean In Dreams?
2019-05-23 15:40
In many cultures around the world, snakes are a symbol of change and fear. However, when they appear in your dreams, they can have a much deeper meaning and anticipate the changes that are a… Read More
What Do Sex Dreams Mean?
2019-05-23 15:36
Whether you believe it or not, there are many people out there who think that dreams are more important than rational thinking. Behind dreams, we can experience untouched emotions and even r… Read More
What Do Dreams Mean?
2019-05-23 15:33
For centuries, people have questioned the hidden meaning of their dreams. Usually, when we have a bad dream, we try to discover what does it represents and how does it affect our future. Whi… Read More
2019-02-23 15:24
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years, and millions of people around the world use this form of “exercise” to calm their bodies and mind. However, doctor Herbert B… Read More
Ultimate Reality
2018-05-25 05:33
I want to make a few comments about something I wrote in the last post: It seems to me that there is no other religious philosophy other than Buddhism that has such a concept where there is… Read More
Everything Is Buddha
2018-05-14 12:02
I am not a Zen Buddhist but I am a follower, more or less, of one of its greatest teachers, Dogen, who introduced Zen (Ch’an) to Japan in the form of the Soto school.   He lived d… Read More
Beyond Religion
2018-05-10 18:10
Today’s entry incorporates material from several previous posts. In “The Dalai Lama: A Policy of Kindness”edited by Sidney Piburn, the Dalai Lama is quoted as saying, &ldqu&hell…Read More
Hiatus And Judging
2018-04-17 18:49
It’s been a while.  Since I began this blog in 2010 this is the longest I’ve gone without posting.  I’m on hiatus, and I plan to stay that way. No particular reas… Read More
How Karma Works
2018-02-28 00:19
Several days ago, I received a comment on an old post asking about the Buddhist concept of rebirth.  The author of the comment stated that he was confused about the notion of rebirth as… Read More
On The Road To Rishikesh (and Beyond)
2018-02-13 20:52
50 years ago, this month, The Beatles traveled to northern India to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) training course at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh.&nbs&hell…Read More
How To Become A Healing Buddha
2018-02-06 22:34
Healing Buddha is the heart of the Tibetan healing tradition.  I’ve stripped the Healing Buddha teachings and practice down to some basics and fashioned a practice that is fairly… Read More
2018-01-27 09:52
A poem I wrote some years ago: morning meditation 1 beyond the gate, the dusty path is gently swept by the wind prayer flags that hung serenely now flutter and the smell of the shore salt an… Read More
Thich Nhat Hanh Walk With Me
2018-01-04 08:16
Thich Nhat Hanh is a very popular Buddhist teacher.  Like the Dalai Lama, he is practically a one man publishing industry, he has so many books out.  Fortunately, he is the real de… Read More
What Is Dream Interpretation
2018-01-03 15:27
Dreams can be mysterious, but at the same time revealing. In the past, they were connected with prophecies and sacred revelation, but do they have what so ever meaning and can we rely on dre… Read More
Francis Of Assisi And Perfect Happiness
2017-12-28 09:36
Earlier this week I recorded a film from 1961, Francis of Assisi, directed by the great Michael Curtiz and starring Bradford Dillman as Francis, along with Franco Zeffirelli’s 1972 &ld&hell…Read More
Rilke: Buddha In Glory
2017-12-18 08:32
The man known as Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926) was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist.  According to Wikipedia, Rilke’s work has been described Rilke’s work as &ld&hell…Read More
No God But God
2017-12-08 20:19
Westerners really don’t care about Islam because most are Christian or Jewish and there is not much about Islam that resonates with us.  Arabic culture is strange, so foreign.&nbs&hell…Read More
A Brazen Buddha Melts. . .
2017-11-29 09:16
People today want meditation without magic, mysticism, or religion.  It’s like some folks are attracted to Buddhism that doesn’t seem like Buddhism and/or they are completel… Read More
Buddha’s Relics
2017-11-17 20:57
A pair of articles published recently by the Chinese Cultural Relics journal reports the discovery of an ancient box that may have contained remains of the historical Buddha.   Mos… Read More
Prepare To Die
2017-11-13 21:35
Are you prepared to die? The ancient samurai of Japan would prepare for death each day of their life.  The first line in the core text of bushido (”way of the warrior”), the… Read More
2017-11-02 18:26
I was rereading the introduction to Tao : a new way of thinking by the late Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii, Chung-yuan Chang.  He was discussing the meaning of Tao… Read More
“When The Mind Is Free…”
2017-10-24 15:23
I’ve had the opportunity to attend quite a few teachings by the Dalai Lama over the years.  If you have too, then you know they are usually 3 or 4 day affairs, 3 hours in the morn… Read More
True Self
2017-10-17 03:47
In recent posts I have mentioned the false sense of “self” several times.  But what about the self we call True Self?  True Self has many names: Buddha nature, original… Read More
2017-09-22 15:35
Here is some advice that Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave to someone who was very sick: “Think that I am the most fortunate one, that I have this sickness, I am the most fortunate one.  Wh… Read More
The Rohingya Crisis
2017-09-14 06:32
It’s just a shot away: “When they are being killed and forcibly transferred in a widespread or systematic manner, this could constitute ethnic cleansing and could amount to crime… Read More
2017-09-08 06:43
Zhao De wrote, “If water is still enough, everything is reflected clearly.  If mind is calm, then wisdom grows.” A key goal in the practice of Buddhist meditation is to deve… Read More
Butterflies Are Free
2017-08-30 13:11
I remembered when I was a kid, I picked up a chrysalis and kept it in a jar until the butterfly started to come out.  So I broke open the cocoon to make it easier for the butterfly. Whe… Read More
A Single Voice Can Change The World
2017-08-24 15:58
Toward the end of his life and career, Lenny Bruce, perhaps the most influential comedian of the 20th century, had been busted for obscenity so many times that dealing with the court cases b… Read More
PBS Mindfulness Goes Mainstream
2017-08-20 12:49
A few nights ago, I watched a new PBS documentary Mindfulness Goes Mainstream.  The program explores the spreading mindfulness movement and the transformative power of mindfulness pract… Read More
Not Hate, Fear
2017-08-13 20:05
Mahatma Gandhi is supposed to have said, “The enemy is fear.  We think it is hate; but it is really fear.”  This is an unsourced quote and may not be legitimate; noneth… Read More
Study: Generosity Makes You Happier.
2017-08-08 16:43
After conducting a study to investigate how brain areas communicate to produce feelings of well-being, researchers at the University of Zurich have concluded that “Generosity makes peo… Read More
My New Tumor
2017-07-26 23:44
Two days after Senator John McCain announced he had a brain tumor, I underwent a biopsy to diagnose a new mass in my left leg and determine whether it is cancerous. Medicine Buddha statues a… Read More
Cloud’s Illusions
2017-07-20 17:07
In The Art of Living, Thich Nhat Hanh says, “We should not be afraid of suffering. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering. … Read More
Guest Post By Russ Riley
2017-06-12 15:41
Today, the first ever guest post at The Endless Further. My nephew, Russ Riley (left), is a student at Hastings College in Nebraska.  Last semester, he took a class on Buddhism, and na… Read More
Out Of Steam
2017-05-09 02:35
Last month marked the 7th anniversary of The Endless Further.  I guess that’s sort of an accomplishment, because I read somewhere that the average lifespan of a blog is 2.75 year… Read More
2017-04-22 15:56
Earth Day.  I remember the first Earth Day in 1970.  I was a senior in high school.  We had an assembly out on the football field and listened to a couple of speakers. … Read More
The Buddhist Poetry Of Joanne Kyger
2017-04-10 05:20
It’s April and that means it’s also National Poetry Month.   An opportunity to remember the Buddhist inspired poetry of Joanne Kyger, who passed away March 22 at age 8… Read More
Dreaming Butterflies
2017-03-30 16:29
Chuang Tzu is one of the most famous sages in Taoism.  Over the years, I’ve posted a number of stories from the book that bears his name.   And the “butterfly dre… Read More
World Happiness Report
2017-03-22 19:18
The annual World Happiness Report is out.  This year Norway ranks as the happiest place on earth.  That’s strange because I always thought it was supposed to be Disneyland… Read More
Alan Watts’ Psychotherapy East And West
2017-03-14 18:12
As I mentioned in a recent post, a new edition of Alan Watts’ Psychotherapy East and West has been published by New World Library and I received a free copy for review. According to t… Read More
The Womb Realm
2017-03-06 20:52
Esoteric Buddhism (Vajrayana) imagines two realms or worlds (dhatu), the Diamond Realm (Vajradhatu) and the Womb Realm (Garbhadhatu), mystical spaces that represent certain principles, diff… Read More
Alan Watts, Buddha And Religion
2017-03-02 17:41
One of the perks of having a blog is that from time to time publishers contact you offering a free book for a review or mention.  I’ve turned down quite a few of these offers bec… Read More
2017-02-07 18:45
In the wake of the inauguration, George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 has become a best-seller, topping the Amazon, USA Today, and iBooks bestseller lists.  Since it was first… Read More
2017-01-30 18:24
When I was in high school, I saw an ad in Time Magazine that I’ve never forgotten.  Well, actually I’ve forgotten what the ad was for, but not the headline: When you put up… Read More
The Bells Of Religious Liberty
2017-01-13 08:24
Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Day.  It’s also National Religious Freedom Day, first proclaimed by President H.W. Bush in 1993.  President Obama’s proclamat… Read More
2016-12-23 08:36
“Peace on earth, goodwill toward men.”  How many times have we seen and heard this sentiment . . . It comes from the New Testament, a scene known as “The Annunciation… Read More
Te Deum
2016-12-19 08:05
Te Deum is an early Christian hymn often attributed to St. Ambrose, the songwriting bishop of Milan in the fourth century.  The title comes from the opening line, Te Deum laudamus (&ld&helli…Read More
The Blind Man And The Sun
2016-12-12 16:56
After I prepared today’s post, I realized it is more or less a continuation of the theme of my last post.  I apologize if I am being redundant . . . Su Shi (1037-1101), aka Su Do… Read More
The Man Who Discovered Uncertainty
2016-12-05 08:11
When German physicist Werner Heisenberg was 26 years old, he discovered uncertainty; or rather, he developed an “uncertainty principle.”  Heisenberg was a German physicist… Read More

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