A student's self-centered attitude changes to compassion.
How to cultivate kindness towards strangers and even our enemies, and how compassion can improve our relationships with ourselves and others.
Knowing the broad framework of the path you will know where the diverse teachings fit in the path and how all the topics fit together.
A Tricycle-sponsored four-part retreat in August 2015 with Venerable Thubten Chodron.
Although the Buddhist teachings have taken different forms, the traditions have much in common: a common heritage, shared goals, and similar practices.
Bringing a positive outlook to the situation of refugees in Europe, seeing it as an opportunity instead of responding with fear.
Reflecting on our relationships with money, possessions, friends, and relatives, and the karma we create in relation to these objects.
A meditation on extending a sense of care and affection to people whom we find difficult.
Reflections on working with prejudice against immigrants happening worldwide, and the different forms of violence in society.
How to work with our mind so that we maintain a good relationship with our spiritual mentor that enables us to develop our qualities and progress on the path.
While it is important to know what we are moving away from in our spiritual practice, it is more important to know what we are moving towards actively.
Refuting the two extreme views—that things are totally nonexistent or inherently exist. Without abandoning the two extreme views liberation is not possible.
Creating emotional space from situations we find disturbing so as to transform our negative emotions.
The qualities to look out for in a spiritual mentor and the qualities to develop from our side to be able to benefit from their teachings.
Refuting inherent existence eliminates grasping at true existence and leads to liberation. Refuting inherent existence by analyzing cause and effect.