Loss can easily be a black cloud yet with a silver lining. Losing your stuff opens up possibilities of freshness, of a new beginning. It allows us to leave aside presidence and inspires us to look inside and reformulate our deepest understanding. Two days ago I lost everything as my luggage was stolen. Tonglen practice is spontaneous and healing.
Sometimes forgiving ourselves is not enough. Although it is hard to do, when we manage to forgive ourself the pain of hurt and violation often remains. Something else is need to completely heal. Repair means […]
Received my new emergency passport and new Indian visa. Still no computer. Going home to India tonight. Practicing tonglen has been a lifesaver. The situation in Greece is difficult. Many people out of work and […]
The word compassion is often misunderstood. In English it has Christian overtones that include pity, turning the other cheek, and weakness. It is often seen as powerless. But the Buddhist understanding of compassion is much […]