Mindfulness involves a way of life that evaluates our thoughts and emotions, while they are happening or about to happen. A great master, Atisha, who lived about 1000 years ago, would observe his mind. When negative thoughts or emotions arose, he would place a black stone, and work on transforming the harmful thought or emotion into it’s opposite positive one. If a positive one arose, he would place a white stone. At the beginning there were many more black stones than white ones. Gradually with time the black and white stones were equal, then the white ones overpassed the black ones. It is possible to change our minds and hearts to become more positive.
Now that we have at least considered practicing forgiveness, practicing gratitude enhances our happiness even further. Both practices rely on mindfulness, to know when we are not practicing, and to remind ourselves what specifically to […]
Mar. 28, 2018 Mindfulness Training for Educators 【Date】Mar. 28 Wed. 2018 13:30-18:00（open 13:00) 【Venue】 Kaetsu Ariake High school Shinonome 2-16-1 Koutou-ku, Tokyo 東京都江東区東雲2-16-1 MAP ＜Access ＞ 10 minutes walk from Shinonome staion 【Teacher】 Dr. Barry Kerzin […]
May. 17, 2018 “What the Dalai Lama’s doctor is telling 7,000 UPMC nurses” – NEXTpittsburgh (Author: Tracy Certo) “How many of you have known burnout?” asked the gentle and smiling Buddhist monk in the red […]