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.
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 […]
It comes down to unconditional love. The blocks to unconditional love, or Bodhicitta, are our destructive emotions like anger, jealously, pride, and selfishness. These are all rooted in a delusion that we and things exist […]