To understand how to practice mindfulness in daily life, says Gaylon Ferguson, we have to look at all eight steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
The ground of fearlessness, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is renouncing hard-heartedness and allowing ourselves to be tender, sad, present.
“Isn’t that the kind of teaching we need these days, that difficult circumstances can be the path to liberation. That’s news you can use.”
You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path.
In order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves.
Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
Pema Chödrön shows us how we can let go of self-centered worries and become a bodhisattva-warrior. It’s the greatest happiness of all.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
Pema Chödrön’s new commentary on Atisha’s famed mind-training slogans that use our dificulties and problems to awaken our hearts.