Serving others doesn’t have to be grand

Serving others doesn’t have to be grand. Extending a warm gesture to someone that we don’t even know—say, on the bus—can make a tremendous difference to that person. It can bring them out of a deep place of isolation. Together, we share a moment of humanity. It’s priceless. In his film Land of Silence and... Continue Reading →

There is suffering

We’re told that the great yogis of the past, includ­ing Milarepa, Yeshe Tsogyal, and Bodhidharma, spent years practicing austerities, such as sit­ting naked on snowy mountaintops and cutting off their eyelids so they wouldn’t fall asleep in meditation. As we practitioners struggle with our expe­rience, we may begin to associate meditation with suffering. We may... Continue Reading →

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