Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Nikki Mirghafori, and Gyokei Yokoyama answer the question: “We are encouraged to dedicate the merit of our practice to all beings. It’s a beautiful idea, but what effect, if any, does it really have? And can you offer something you’re not sure you even have?”
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.
When we dedicate our meditation to others, says Lama Palden Drolma, we make our practice more open and beneficial.
Rebirth and karma are the Buddhist beliefs that Westerners find hardest to accept. Yet are they really so foreign to us?
Two teachings by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche from his book Counsels From My Heart on medtation and on accumulating merit.