The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An inner door to freedom, unconditional love, and wisdom. It reduces fear, boosts confidence and brings us inner strength. By reducing distrust, it opens us to others and brings us a sense of connection to others, and sense of purpose and meaning in life. There is nothing better!
Apr. 23rd-24th Meditation Retreat in Kamakura, Japan
April 23rd-24th, 2022 “Prescription for Happiness: An Inner Journey Most of the time our minds go outward through the senses, our eyes, ears, etc. In this retreat we will learn how to explore inward through […]
8 Verses of Training the Mind
Please remember the ‘8 Verses of Training the Mind (in compassion)’ is meant to be lifelong study and practice. The last verse is particularly tough all about the Buddhist wisdom of reality not being what […]
Journey along the path to enlightenment
Based on a correct understanding of reality through knowing the two truths, we begin our journey along the path to enlightenment. Understanding conventional reality built around concepts and language, we practice compassion. This allows us […]