Riding the waves of life gracefully is an art that can be learned. It makes life more meaningful and enjoyable. Riding the ups and downs gracefully allows us to concentrate on our practice more of the time. In fact, riding the ups and downs gracefully becomes our practice. Not becoming too attached to whatever arises is our practice. Remembering that everything, including our loved ones, our possessions, and even our own body are not real. Everything is like an illusion. Everything is like the image, along with the strong feeling of happiness, in a dream of our best friend, as we awake. Upon awakening, we realize that “dream friend” was only a dream. There was no real friend there at all. So, “row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life if but a dream.
Jul. 13 Sat. – 16 Tue.2019 Meditation Retreat in Nagano “Healing Mother Earth” Message from Barry Kerzin Mother earth is crying out for help. Our children’s wellbeing, and even survival, are at stake. What contemplative […]
Mar. 23 Sat. – 24 Sun, 2019 Meditation Retreat “Inner Disarmament: Change Your Life Through Meditation” Message from Dr. Barry Kerzin The world around us is chaotic and stressful. In order to cope with these […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]