In this classic piece from the Lion’s Roar archives, Joseph Goldstein explores the different types of fear, and how we can sit with fear and hold onto it in our practice.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
Pema Chödrön offers a talk on bravery, fearlessness, warriorship, and smiling.
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.
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.
The haunted dominion of the mind, says Dzigar Kongtrül Rinpoche, is self-clinging. We must cut through self-clinging by cultivating the view of emptiness.
At every stage of our path, says Chögyam Trunpga Rinpoche, the fearless proclamation of the truth cuts through ego. Are we ready to hear it?
So much of our suffering—as individuals and as a society—is caused by fear. In fact, according to Buddhism, fear is at the very root of ego and samsara.
“Conquering Fear” is based on a seminar Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche conducted in 1979 for teachers in Shambhala Training on meditation and the view of warriorship.