Coming home can be an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. That’s o.k., but not enough. It is not meant to be selfish luxury refuge. More meaningful is when it evokes love and compassion for others as well as for ourself. This is not just a warm, accepting, safe place. Rather, it is call to action to work for the welfare of others. Getting attached to the bliss found in our home is a dead-end street. Using the bliss to serve others is the teaching of the Buddha.
The goal is to cultivate in our hearts the concern a dedicated mother feels for her child, and then focus it on more and more people and living beings. This is a heartfelt, powerful love. […]
July 16 is a very special day. It is ‘Choe.khor duchen,’ the day Shakyamuni Buddha started teaching (turning the wheel of dharma) after his enlightenment. It is one of the 4 most important days of […]