Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration, and wisdom; and are in the order of easiest to most difficult to practice. So start with generosity. Start by giving small things like a smile, or guidance, or friendship. Gradually expand to food, clothing, shelter, and money. Expand further to giving respect, trust, love, and compassion. This sets a marvelous base to build our compassion.
Sometimes we’re happy, sometimes we’re sad. It is all the same, just experience. The more we remember this, the less attached we become to pleasure and pain. With practice we cultivate a refuge deep within […]
Sep. 15, 2018 “Meditation Program in Tokyo” Dr. Barry Kerzin will lead a meditation Program in Tokyo. We will be happy if you can join this precious meditation program and practice with us! 【Date】Sep. […]
We are on an Easter egg treasure hunt searching for treasures. The treasures are not painted Easter eggs. Rather they are our destructive negative emotions, often lurking just under the surface. You might think, “these […]