During this pandemic that is destroying so many peoples’ lives, it is very important to take good care of ourselves. In order to practice compassion for others, we must first put our own house in order. We must take care of ourselves if we are going to take care of others. This means practicing kindness to ourselves. This means not putting ourselves down. This means cutting ourselves some slack. This means hugging ourselves. This means letting go of self-criticism. This means loving ourselves. This means forgiving ourselves. This means being grateful for what we have. This means not feeling guilty. This means not disparaging ourselves. This means letting go of anxiety and fear. This means unconditional love towards ourselves, every day.
Always be gentle with yourself. Especially now during the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in our lives with this pandemic, be gentle with yourself. When you find yourself being self-critical, back off and soften. When […]
This morning Kirti monastery lamas, geshes, and monks performed three consecutive fire pujas. The first was for peace, the second was for increase (health and wellbeing), and the third for power to dispel the obstacles […]