It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.
Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
We can suppress anger and aggression or act it out, either way making things worse for ourselves and others. Or we can practice patience.
In the difficulties of your life, says Pema Chödrön, you will discover your natural love and warmth.
The most straightforward advice on how to discover your true nature is this, says Pema Chödrön: practice not causing harm to anyone—neither yourself nor others—and every day, do what you can to help.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.