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.
When you’re hot, you are hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And that’s o.k. In fact, that is samsaric life. Recognizing the state of our mind on a regular basis is the foundation for dharma […]
Being alone with our minds for over a year has driven us crazy, unless we are monastics. We are not used to it. Yet, Covid isolation can catalyze awareness, no longer being pulled by our […]
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 […]