A response to a student's letter on the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, in the wake of the shootings of policemen in Dallas.
The first four of the great vows or unshakeable resolves that the Medicine Buddha made.
We will take the mental habits we cultivate now into our old age, so it would be wise for us to cultivate forgiveness, kindness and compassion now.
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How the Pali and Sanskrit traditions present the four immeasurable attitudes and how to practice them to develop these qualities.
A newly-diagnosed health problem brings a practitioner face to face with the reality of impermanence.
How self-grasping lies at the root of violence in America, and why realizing emptiness can be our greatest contribution to peace.
Investigating just who we think we are.
Why understanding that all phenomena are dependent arisings and empty of inherent existence is the best antidote to our afflictions.
A different perspective on the teaching to observe our minds, in terms of applying the teachings to our personal experience.
How to pay attention to our different mental states and whether they are in line with our values, instead of criticizing others or living on automatic.
The ways we can attack our self-centered thought.
A student listens to the conversations that go on inside her head, and decides to opt out.
Venerable Thubten Chodron shares on “The Thin Blue Line Between Us,” a news article by a black police officer.
A meditation on Chenrezig in the wake of the past week’s shootings of black men and police officers.