Teachings on the mental affliction of depression, including its causes and antidotes.
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No compassion, no peace
A social and Dharma perspective on the recent grand jury decision not to indict the…View Post
Verse 76: The most powerful army
By cultivating an army of positive qualities, we can vanquish our afflictions and be truly…View Post
We are all Michael Brown and Darren Wilson
Using the Dharma to process outrage at the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri to…View Post
Is this America, or a war zone?
Reflections on the riots in Ferguson, Missouri and the response by the police.View Post
Verse 25: The negative omen of exaggeration
Exaggerating the good qualities of objects we are attached to can only bring suffering.View Post
Unloading the garbage mind
A student shares her thoughts on doing purification practice after attending the Vajrasattva retreat at…View Post
Compassion as an antidote to depression
How reaching out to others can improve our own state of mind.View Post
One year after the Aurora shooting
Reflecting with compassion on the one-year anniversary of the Batman movie shooting in Colorado.View Post
The social impact of gun violence
Keeping a calm and compassionate mind in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal.View Post
Third and fourth noble truths
The remaining eight aspects of the third and fourth noble truths of true cessations and…View Post
The silver lining
Finding hope in positive developments that have emerged in America since the Boston Marathon tragedy.View Post