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.
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 […]
Maintaining calmness and peace inside is important. It helps us weather the storms. Who doesn’t have storms? This gives us more perspective as we cultivate less reactivity. More perspective leads to better decisions. Add genuine […]
Let’s open 2021 by following in the footsteps of the Buddha. When the Buddha was born he took 8 steps. Each step flowered into a lotus. Let us take our first 7 steps cultivating compassion […]