“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama.
It’s not enough to simply to believe compassion is important. We must transform our thoughts and behaviour on a daily basis to cultivate compassion.
Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful… if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy, excerpted from “When Things Fall Apart.”
An introduction to the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama, teacher, educator, science enthusiast, and political leader.
Life is busy. Here’s a selection of quick meditations to work with emotional distress and foster mindfulness when time is scarce.