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The Three Poisons II – The Snake: Aversion

Aversion is the fundamental rejection of what is occurring in our life at the moment. Aversion is a rejection of the situation we are in; rejection of our physical situation, the way someone is acting toward us, the traffic moving too slowly, the home team losing, the computer broken, or a panoply of situations that […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

A most common motif in Buddhist art is the sacred wheel of life. It is frequently represented in many Buddhist paintings or Tanka’s and signifies…

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

I am reading Michael Pollen’s new book, “How to Change Your Mind”. It largely focuses on the recent history and dynamics underlying the uses of…

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. It is hot and humid. My allergies were…

Ratzo Vashov: The Flow of the Spirit

Ratzo Vashov: The Flow of the Spirit

The month of Nissan in the Hebrew calendar is centered on Passover (Pesach). Passover is the spiritual New Year of Judaism. It encapsulates the major…

About Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

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The Silver Thread: Spontaneous Contemplative Experience

Recently I was with some friends, all long-term meditators. We were discussing the number of times we had…

The Silver Tread: Who is the Devil?

The Silver Tread: Who is the Devil?

Satan makes his first appearance in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word satan means the “adversary”. In several…

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