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 practice. Without complacency, yet with alertness and a willingness to adjust, we observe our inner life of emotions, attitudes, and thoughts. When we encounter harmful or negative attitudes, we muster the courage to change. Learning the antidotes to anger, jealousy, and pride is essential. See my previous posts for more details on the antidotes. Having the courage to recognize our negativities and not stand by idly is the practice of a Bodhisattva.
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 […]
Now that we are working at letting go of our deflated ego, let’s go further and let go of our attachment to our ego altogether. In our everyday life we experience emotions and attitudes that […]
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 […]