When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment.
“When I recognize the pain I feel because of loss,” says Sylvia Boorstein, “I am respectful of its presence and kind to myself.”
Wherever you find yourself, says Pema Khandro, that’s the starting point of the bodhisattva path—all you need to do is take that first step.
The practice of love, says bell hooks, is the most powerful antidote to the politics of domination.
Heaven is nowhere else but right here on this earth, when we live with friendliness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
When I first learned about loving-kindness or Metta practice, I thought it was a little weird.
This collection of retreat advice and personal stories will help you prepare and be realistic about what to expect on a Buddhist retreat.
Like the Buddha, we all get our call to wake up. It often comes when life isn’t working and we may have to go a little crazy.
It takes courage to undertake a retreat, says Andrew Holecek. But in that container, we find freedom.
Karen Maezen Miller with tips on preparing for a retreat.