It is easy to lose hope these days. The worse sides of us seem rampant. Selfishness and greed seem to have eclipsed love and compassion. Yet where there is strife and hardship, someone always comes forward to help. Mothers continually help their children. We must be realistic and informed about what is going on. At the same we need not be overwhelmed and blown out of the water. This is where our practice helps us to maintain an inner equilibrium. Our practice cultivates a safe place inside that is nourishing. It brings us back to the present moment. This helps buffer outer chaos, stupidity, and selfishness, without completely ignoring it. This is balance when we are centered. It makes us sustainable and even happy in the face of adversity.
If you allow me, I would like to expand our forgiveness practice to include others; all others. We often get caught up in our own stuff and forget the other 7 billion human beings and […]
Mar. 21, 2019 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]
Nov. 24 Sat. – 25 Sun, 2018 Meditation Retreat in Tokyo Compassionate Life Innovation Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin We will hold a 2-day weekend retreat that you all are welcome to join. The essence […]