It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains why our awareness of death is the secret of life.
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.
You have a mind, body, thoughts, and a natural bent toward awakening. From that great beginning, Judy Lief offers guidelines for the path ahead of you.
We may not be able to stop someone from dying or suffering pain, but we can still help through the honesty, compassion and presence of mind we bring.
The teachings on lojong, are an invaluable aid to practitioners. They show us how the wisdom and skillful means of the Mahayana can actually be put to use.
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.
Suffering is more than the first noble truth of Buddhism. To see our own and others’ suffering is the first step on the path, the birthplace of compassion. Judy Lief offers guidance on the journey.
An introduction to learning the The Seven Points of Training the Mind.
It doesn’t matter if we start small; we can find a way to hold the whole world in our heart. Judy Lief on cultivating a love that is unfettered and pure—a love that touches everyone.