Interested in beginning a meditation practice but don’t know where to begin? You have a mind, body, thoughts, and a natural bent toward awakening. helpful guidelines for the path ahead of you.
The more we increase our ability to deal with our own difficulties, the more aware we are that we can’t solve the troubles of loved ones.
It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.
Mucho de nuestro sufrimiento -como individuos y como sociedad- es causado por el miedo. De hecho, de acuerdo al budismo, el miedo se ubica en la mera raíz del ego y del samsara. Cuatro maestros budistas sobresalientes discuten la práctica vital de trabajar con nuestros miedos.
If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you relieve your anxiety.
Life is stressful. Although some people claim that contemporary life is especially stressful, I am skeptical whether that is so. Living beings have always had to struggle for food, for shelter, and for safety. They have always had the stress of finding a mate and reproducing. The world is no Garden of Eden.
On the inbreath, says Judy Lief, take in what is bad, freeing others from it. On the outbreath, offer what is good.
Study and practice work together, says Judy Lief, to undermine ego. They’re the great disrupters.
Although enlightenment can seem like an unreachable goal, says Judy Lief, we’re actually having glimpses of awakening all the time.
Making friends with yourself is the ground, path, and fruition of Buddhist meditation, says Judy Lief. It starts by dropping your mask and looking at the real you with honesty and love.