Sharing Buddha’s dharma

But sharing does not mean wanting others to abandon their own spiritual roots and embrace your faith. That would be cruel. People are stable and happy only when they are firmly rooted in their own tradition and culture. To uproot them would make them suffer. There are already enough people uprooted from their tradition today,... Continue Reading →

Devotion in Buddhism

"It may sound as if you must have devotion first in order to have an understanding of the view, that devotion ignites the practice of the Dharma. But as you become more seasoned in practicing the Dharma, especially the Vajrayana, the gap between devotion and the goal of devotion becomes very small. As you become... Continue Reading →

Love on Dharma path

Attachment and love are similar in that both of them draw us to the other person. But in fact, these two emotions are quite different. When we're attached, we're drawn to someone because he or she meets our needs. In addition, there are lots of strings attached to our affection that we may or may... Continue Reading →

Daily life can be Dharma practice

All of the external circumstances and the rude and difficult people we meet, instead of getting angry, upset, or frustrated, we see that we can take them all and use them on the path in a way that actually invigorates and strengthens us, rather than defeats us. It's all very practical advice, and that's why... Continue Reading →

Dharma practice

The real dharma practice does not happen while meditating on the yoga mat, rather once you get off the yoga mat & go about in your day to day life - in everyday struggles. The essence of teaching is to stop yourself from closing down every time something goes against your wishes & expectations -... Continue Reading →

Going beyond samsara

Most people feel cozy enough in samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond samsara; they just want samsara to be a little bit better. It is quite interesting that “samsara” became the name of a perfume. And it is like that. It seduces us into thinking that it is okay:... Continue Reading →

Within one’s own mind

We talk about the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, and all these instructions and methods of practice we can do and benefit from. But in essence, to find Dharma one has to look inward, not outward. One has to constantly exert effort in examining oneself and one’s own mind. Of course, there are methods... Continue Reading →

How insecurity is sacred

Fundamentally, every one of us feels extremely insecure. You could have lots of money, lots of background, education, friends, resources, skills, but none of that is going to make any difference to your security. The more we seek security, the more insecurity that creates. It constantly happens that way.There’s something fundamentally threatening and insecure taking... Continue Reading →

Isolation retreat

Many of us are now settling into a different rhythm of life and getting used to words like quarantine, lockdown, curfew, shutdown, isolation, social distancing and so on. We have also been seeing people everywhere feeling the effects of these words whilst also being fearful of catching the virus.The term "social distancing" is such an... Continue Reading →

What is Dharma practice?

To begin with, what is Dharma? Generally, when most people try to practice Dharma, or say that they practice Dharma, they sometimes understand it as a ritual, something that you do with your body, your speech, or through special actions or activities. And if that is the case, then you need to devote special time... Continue Reading →

What is dharma?

To begin with, what is Dharma? Generally, when most people try to practice Dharma, or say that they practice Dharma, they sometimes understand it as a ritual, something that you do with your body, your speech, or through special actions or activities. And if that is the case, then you need to devote special time... Continue Reading →

Break the box

Everybody is in a box. You think you’re a man, you think you’re American, Australian whatever. You think I used to be like this I come from this family my father is like that my mother is like this I am so and so I’ve done this I’ve done that, In my opinion green is... Continue Reading →

Accommodating neuroses of others

Humility is the vessel that accommodates the neuroses of others. Then, having been accommodated, their neuroses are transformed. So it is very important for us to realize that humility, gentleness, and genuineness are absolutely necessary if we are interested in working with others. And if we are not, then we are not actually practising dharma,... Continue Reading →

Dharma

First you understand the Dharma with your thoughts. If you begin to understand it, you will practice it. And if you practice it, you will begin to see it...We don't meditate to see heaven, but to end suffering You say that you are too busy to meditate. Do you have time to breathe? Meditation is... Continue Reading →

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