Finding a way to true refuge

The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a... Continue Reading →

How to gain freedom

So when you're like a keg of dynamite just about to go off, patience means just slowing down at that point- just pausing- instead of immediately acting on your usual, habitual response. You refrain from acting, you stop talking to yourself, and then you connect with the soft spot. But at the same time you... Continue Reading →

The hidden neurosis

Meditation practice is a way of making friends with ourselves. Whether we are worthy or unworthy, that's not the point. It's developing a friendly attitude to ourselves, accepting the hidden neurosis coming through.Chogyam Trungpa

Glad to be of service

The worldly mind thinks that being used by others is bad, it is the worst thing, but bodhisattvas are most happy to accept this." ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

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