It can be hard to do things you know are good for you. In this 2001 instruction from the Lion’s Roar archive, Cyndi Lee offers advice and a sequence of yoga poses for pushing through your own resistance.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves.
A moving account by Susan Moon of her journey back from depression, and how her Buddhist practice both helped and hindered her.
The Dalai Lama explains how the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and compassion lead inevitably to feelings of self-confidence and kindness.
Our habit is always to return to a small view of our experience. meditation trains us to return again and again to a larger view of our existence.
“When we talk about needing “room,” we are of course looking for open space. But if we are looking for a room, we are looking for an enclosed space.”
“The biggest problem with sleep loss is that it’s not often recognized as a problem. Those under its influence ignore the real source of their problems.”
The biggest mistake we can make, according to the Buddha, is to discount or minimize our suffering.
In a changing world, certainty doesn’t give us stability; it just creates more chaos. “Now is the time for far less certainty and far more curiousity.”
They had no money, no income, and only a handful of students. This was the beginning of the Insight Meditation Society.