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 our heart. It is a safe place. It is a warm place. It is a blissful place. It is a place for us to return to whenever we need. With more practice it is always with us, this place of deeper mind filled with joy, love, and wisdom. Even without practice it is always with us. With practice we begin to recognize it. Regular meditation helps to cultivate this. Stepping back from attachment helps to cultivate this. Practicing wisdom helps to cultivate this. Opening the heart to unconditional love helps to cultivate this.
Nov. 10, 2018 Heart Sutra Exploring the nature of the external world and the inner world Many of us have learned to recite Hanya singyo, but few of us know its meaning. We will […]
Three days ago, we completed a 2-day meditation retreat in Tokyo, meditating on compassion, wisdom, non-distraction, awareness, and walking. The subtle lasting bliss that slowly develops with regular practice is nourishing, feeling that everything is […]
May. 24, 2018 Human Values Meditation Practice Group We will learn about compassion and meditation from the latest video lecture by Dr. Barry Kerzin and we will practice meditation together. *Staff from Human Values Institute […]