Taking the bodhisattva vow

A Bodhisattva is a person who lives in the spirit of Buddhism’s bodhisattva vow, committing to put others before oneself, to give up one’s own well-being — even one’s own enlightenment — for the sake of others Taking the bodhisattva vow implies that instead of holding our own individual territory and defending it tooth and... Continue Reading →

A taste of that open space

As we go through life, we accumulate layers of ideas about who we are and what we’re capable of achieving. As these layers accumulate, we tend to become increasingly rigid in our identification with certain views about ourselves and the world around us. Gradually, we lose our connection to the basic openness, clarity, and love... Continue Reading →

We are frightened of ourselves

Milarepa had already gone through the subtleties of loneliness and his romantic notions of being in retreat, and having gone through all that, he began to relax a little bit. But in the course of his relaxation, once again his dear familiar ego came back and approached him with all kinds of temptations. All kinds... Continue Reading →

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