In moments of shock we might find that we are suddenly free of our habitual ways of perceiving. These are moments when we might readily tap into our inherent goodness.
David Chadwich describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the ways which Suzuki Roshi related to the American mind.
Richard Gere talks about his many years of Buddhist practice, his devotion to his teacher the Dalai Lama, and his work for Tibetan freedom.
Photo by Individuell Manniskohjälp.His Holiness the Dalai Lama on good heart, awakened mind, the causes of happiness and other basic principles of Buddhism. I believe that all human beings are of the same nature. At the mental and emotional levels we are the same. We all have the potential to become happy and nice people […]
Don Morreale on checking out the Buddhist scene and finding what’s right for you. (It only took him thirty years to decide.)
“The current dot.com IPO mania is a lot like the ‘tulipomania’ craze that overtook Holland in the seventeenth century. (It didn’t end well.)”
So perhaps this is an apt time to discover dignity in old age, lest my generation become for a puling exit from the stage of life.
“I am constantly asked, why pay any attention to any of it? Isn’t this middle brow culture somehow not really spiritual? What a small God, that.”
“I’ve come to think that experiences of initiation are very common, very ordinary, very subtle. They happen to us all as a natural part of living.”
The Shambhala Sun talks to psychiatrist Howard Cutler about The Art of Happiness, the book based on his series of conversations with the Dalai Lama.