Opening the heart leads to love and compassion. Giving opens the heart. We can give love, dharma teachings, nonjudgmental listening, emotional support, food, medicines, shelter, or money. Tolerance opens our heart. It counters anger, which closes the heart. Practicing no harm makes us relaxed and opens the heart. Not quitting when doing meaningful activities counters the habit of not finishing a project and gives a sense of fulfillment, opens the heart. Mindfulness counters distraction and anxiety also opening the heart. No grasping anything including our ego brings deep relaxation and joy opening our heart. These six ways of opening the heart are guidelines for the rest of our life.
Jealousy and negative judgment are quite common, yet they do not make us feel good. Usually they constrict our heart and make us feel closed. Not recognizing jealously and negative judgment, as they usually hide […]
May. 8, 2018 The Dalai Lama’s doctor has come to help – Pittsburgh Post Gazette The personal physician to the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Barry Kerzin, is an American-born Buddhist monk who is in Pittsburgh […]
Nov. 10, 2018 “Peacefulness” Meditation Program in Tokyo Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We all live very stressful lives. Our sleep is often disturbed. We often find we do not have enough time. Inside […]