Happy Chotrul Duchen, the day Shakyamuni Buddha miraculously demonstrated his teachings to preserve them for us. This is one of the four most important days in the Buddhist calendar. Please be extra careful today not to bring harm to oneself or to others, and even better to cultivate compassion, and even better than that, to cultivate Bodhicitta or universal compassion to every living being, and even better still, to cultivate universal compassion from the perspective of the wisdom realizing emptiness. Please enjoy this most special day.
Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view […]
Compassion is often misunderstood. We don’t have a good English word for ‘nyingje’ in Tibetan, or ‘karuṇā’ in Sanskrit. In addition to ‘wishing and acting to relieve suffering,’ compassion is nourished by wisdom. It is […]