Whenever some problem arises (and when do they not!), remember to practice ‘tonlen’ – taking and giving. Think about other people and animals experiencing some similar problems. Silently take away their suffering, and give them back whatever they need. Maybe it is excellent medical care, or maybe it is money, or whatever they need imagine giving it to them. It this way you are using your own problems as inspiration to practice compassion. It shifts our attention from “me, me, me” to “others’ welfare.” This is a powerful way to live. This is a powerful way to cultivate Bodhicitta. This is a powerful way to cultivate enlightenment for ourself and for others.
Sep. 15, 2018 Shantideva “A Guide to The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin […]
2018 Autumn “A series of Mindfulness for Educators: Healing from the heart to support the growth of teachers”
2018 Autumn “A series of Mindfulness for Educators: Healing from the heart to support the growth of teachers” Dr. Barry Kerzin will teach educators as a series of lectures. We would be happy if you […]
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 […]