When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. Life has its ups and downs. To be able to ride the waves with grace, not being blown out of the water, is to be wisely aware. This wisdom awareness also entails self-compassion, and compassion for others. “Rho.chik” literally means “one taste” in Tibetan. It is cultivated through sustained deep awareness. Awareness without grasping at anything. Our minds and hearts are wide open, allowing anything and everything that arises to flow through without sticking. All experience has the same flavor of knowing experientially all appearances to be false, deep unconditional love, and bliss.
The word compassion is often misunderstood. In English it has Christian overtones that include pity, turning the other cheek, and weakness. It is often seen as powerless. But the Buddhist understanding of compassion is much […]
Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]