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Breath slow and deep

Have you ever felt overwhelmed? Trying to push a square peg through a round hole? When this happens, breath slow and deep. Sit back. Wait, be patient, and allow things to unfold more naturally.

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2017.05 Shantideva

Shantideva “A Guide to the Boddhisattva’s Way of Life” is one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist texts regarding compassion. Dr. Barry Kerzin who is an American doctor and Tibetan monk, will teach us how […]

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Fear is like a cancer.

Fear is like a cancer. It spreads to our whole being. All balance is sacrificed. Perspective is lost. Anger lurks in the shadows. Insecurity poses as strength. Guilt is not far away. We become rigid […]

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Inner peace

Committing to a regular meditation practice and trying not to do harm to others or our self cultivates an inner strength that is peaceful. When outer circumstances are pushing our buttons, our inner peace is […]

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Balance

Problems seem to come one after another. There is no way to stop them. So what do we do? By developing inner calm and present focus we don’t get carried away. We maintain our balance. […]

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Concentration meditation (shamatha)

Concentration meditation (shamatha) has nine stages of mental development starting with the mind mostly off its object. With the second stage the mind is equally on and off the object. By the third stage the […]

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It is difficult for all of us to meditate

It is difficult for all of us to meditate for 20 minutes when the rest of the 23 hours and 40 minutes are chaotic. From this perspective meditation or mindfulness becomes mindful living — slowing […]