Non reactive way

We have to develop a very open loving attitude in our relationships with people. With everybody we meet, whether they are nice to us or not, we must have that initial feeling of “May you be well and happy”. Just a good feeling. It doesn’t mean we have to be stupid or that we can’t... Continue Reading →

Path with heart

In undertaking a spiritual life, what matters is simple: We must make certain that our path is connected with our heart. In the end, spiritual life is not a process of seeking or gaining some extraordinary condition or special powers. In fact, such seeking can take us away from ourselves.In beginning a genuine spiritual journey,... Continue Reading →

Make yourself available

If only for a moment make yourselfAvailable for the use of othersJust as earth, water, fire, wind, medicine,And forests [are available to all].—Nagarjuna's Precious Garland, translation by Jeffrey Hopkins

Connecting with others

We have to train our mind to see what’s good in everyone - not ignoring the faults, but not hardening our mind around them either. When we can see the good in others and see their potential, then our attitude towards them and our way of relating to them changes completely. This is a change... Continue Reading →

Antidote for fear

When we are big enough for our world we feel fearless and empowered. We don’t feel alone. It is not just a matter of being kind or doing good in the world…it is also a matter of developing the mind of altruism…a bigger mind, which is courageous.In this way, bodhicitta is really the antidote for... Continue Reading →

Start where you are

"Start where you are. This is very important. (Meditation) practice is not about later, when you get it all together and you're this person you really respect. You may be the most violent person in the world- that's a find place to start. That's a very rich place to start- juicy, smelly. You might be... Continue Reading →

Just like me

"There’s a practice I like called “Just like me.” You go to a public place and sit there and look around. Traffic jams are very good for this. You zero in on one person and say to yourself things such as “Just like me, this person doesn’t want to feel uncomfortable. Just like me, this... Continue Reading →

Giving more of ourselves

Not receiving love in life causes great suffering & pain. We all know how damaging it can be to be devoid of love & affection. As a result we become dependent on others for our emotional wellbeing and a sense of belonging. Therefore at a subconscious level we do whatever we can to be loved,... Continue Reading →

Undertaking positive actions

Our first concern tends to be our own search for happiness and our attempts to escape suffering. But if you step back and see yourself as just one among the whole infinity of sentient beings, your individual wants and fears begin to look insignificant in comparison. Just as you want to be happy, so too... Continue Reading →

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