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.
Healthy self-confidence is essential for compassion. It covers both sides of the equation. Humility leads to concern and compassion for others. Self-confidence leads to taking care of ourself through self-compassion. Moving towards this attitude of […]
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Compassion is often misunderstood. Partly because we do not have a good word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. Not only is this general compassion, it includes enlightened wisdom. There […]