Using patience to overcome the painful affliction of anger.
How we set ourselves up for disappointment through our expectations, and how we can find true happiness by rejoicing and practicing gratitude instead.
Overcoming fear and the judgmental mind to reach sentient beings in prison.
An inmate speaks about his addictions and a brush with death.
The meaning of karma and how to go about creating future happiness by mindfully cultivating virtuous motivations.
Learning about karma and practicing meditation deepens our understanding of the nature of reality.
His Holiness talks about how to generate compassion for the inmate and the need for reform of the entire system.
Inmates’ faith in dharma and their dedication to practice.
The taking and giving meditation, or tonglen, reverses our usual attitude of placing ourselves first in line for happiness.
When we learn to place others’ happiness above our own, we start to destroy the self-centeredness that is the cause of all our suffering.