Pema Chödrön offers a talk on bravery, fearlessness, warriorship, and smiling.
According to Zen priest Gesshin Greenwood, NBC’s The Good Place shows us people are good because of their bond to each other — even in the afterlife.
The teachers are asked if it is every okay to distance yourself from manipulative and harmful people.
Instead of trying to promote or defend ourselves, we can base our lives on something more powerful and trustworthy—our basic goodness.
Photo by Individuell Manniskohjälp.His Holiness the Dalai Lama on good heart, awakened mind, the causes of happiness and other basic principles of Buddhism. I believe that all human beings are of the same nature. At the mental and emotional levels we are the same. We all have the potential to become happy and nice people […]
Watch this clip in which His Holiness addresses the question, “How do we convince people that human beings are actually good?”
That’s the question posed on the cover of our new May 2015 magazine. As for the answer? Buddhism tells us “Yes, they are.” But why, and how?
A guest post by writer and psychotherapist Jennifer Hotchner on kindness as a nurturing force for our basic goodness.
Buddhist psychology is based on the notion that human beings are fundamentally good. Their most basic qualities are positive ones: openness, intelligence and warmth.
“The life force called windhorse is the unlimited energy of basic goodness, buddhanature, inherent wakefulness. We connect with it through meditation practice.”