The ego on social media

Day in day out we’re busy constructing our ego, making sure that the image of ourselves that we send out into the world is a perfectly consistent thing we call ‘me’. Now, in the digital era, it has become easier and easier to build a solid me. But does this ‘me’ actually make me happier?…

The Power of Contemplative Living

by Tharpa Lodro, Daniel Baker I have spent the past thirteen months of my life living as a temporarily ordained member of the Buddhist sangha in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia at Gampo Abbey. During this time I have lived by and worked with the five precepts, aiming to hold them in such a way as…