On the inbreath, says Judy Lief, take in what is bad, freeing others from it. On the outbreath, offer what is good.
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.
If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you relieve your anxiety.
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.
If you’re not trying to get somewhere, says Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, nothing can stop you.
Studying Buddhist teachings is different from learning other subjects. Judy Lief shows you how to read the dharma so that it really changes you.
Using the traditional metaphor of the poison tree, Judy Lief teaches us four Buddhist techniques to work with our anger
For the independent practitioner, there is no clear roadmap to practice. The sheer volume of material to study can be overwhelming. It’s probably best to begin at the beginning—with yourself.