Holistic Divorce Counseling. I’m a quote-a-holic.
I believe in the power of words to reshape thoughts, thereby changing our feelings and perceptions. Here are some of my favorites. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls the butterfly. Richard Bach Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. Shakespeare, Henry V To be in harmony with the oneness of life is to be without anxiety about imperfection.
Zen Master Dzogen I made a list of things I have to remember and a list of things I want to forget, but I see they are the same list. From Linda Pastan’s poem Lists The attitude of surrender is the best antidote to one’s own anger, anxiety, and fear. Sally Kempton in Yoga Journal article All of our emotions are our babies. Thich Nhat Hanh in Walking Meditation There will be a time when you believe everything is finished.
Louis L’Amour Suffering is not the nature of our experience. Ethan Nichtern in One City The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. Dharma Eye. Interactive Tour of the Buddhist Wheel of Life (flash movie) Just Dharma Quotes. COMING HOME - the cremation of Khandro Lhamo. Family Dharma: Right Speech Reconsidered. In a calm moment, he agreed to talk with me about our communication problems.
He confirmed that he felt criticized and attacked when I tried to talk with him about conflicts or difficulties, however small. We agreed I needed to change my strategy so that he might remain open to what I wanted to say. Over the course of a few weeks, we discussed a number of “preliminaries” that could help set the stage for more skillful interactions. Emilio said that rather than launching into a difficult subject, he wanted me to tell him what I wished to talk about, and then ask him when would be a good time to discuss it.
This was a reasonable and intelligent request, which I readily honored. In subsequent conversations we talked about his defensiveness during difficult interactions. Having established these guidelines, we began to address how to remain open when we feel the impulse to shut down. I attempted to put the communication issues that Emilio and I were experiencing into a larger context. Lodro Rinzler: Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life. Over the last ten years of teaching at meditation centers, I have seen an incredible spectrum of people coming in the doors, seeking something.
They might say they want to feel more grounded, less stressed out at work, or that they are dealing with some tough emotional issues. "Would you say," I inquire, "that you're seeking a sense of contentment? " Yes. I would continuously hear 'yes.' Contentment sounds good to all of us, I imagine. While it might seem like a far-out goal to new meditators, the key to contentment is pretty simple.
4 Simple Ways to Experience Great Happiness and True Freedom. “It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”
~E.E. Cummings I love to write. For years I wrote in journals and kept them stacked in piles on my shelves. One rainy winter evening when I was 25, I walked into the Bourgeois Pig bookshop on Franklin Boulevard in Los Angeles and saw a book next to the cash register written by Natalie Goldberg called Wild Mind. Natalie’s book was about writing practice. Set a timer and write without stopping your pen—without crossing out or editing. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Interview for Vajradhatu Sun, 1985. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche Interview for Vajradhatu Sun, 1985 The following interview with Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was recorded on the 16th day of December, 1985, at Nagi Gompa, outside of Kathmandu.
When Rinpoche was asked if he would grant an interview for the Vajradhatu Sun, his reply was, "What is the use of the tiny light of a firefly when the sun has already risen in the sky? " Dalai grandma. Holy Isle Project. Welcome to the Tenzin Gyatso Institue. Tonglen - Taking and Sending Meditation, Thrangu Rinpoche. TongLen is a meditation done in conjunction with one's breathing, and in relation to one's parents, friends and enemies, to all beings gathered around oneself.
As one breathes out, imagine that with the exhalation out goes all one's happiness and all the causes of happiness, all the good karma that one has, in the form of white light rays. These light rays go out to all beings to touch them, so that they obtain present temporary happiness and the cause for the ultimate happiness of buddhahood. With inhalation one imagines that all the suffering, the causes of suffering and the bad karma that beings have are drawn into oneself with the incoming breath, in the form of black light rays. These black rays enter and merge into oneself, so one thinks that one has taken on the suffering of all other beings. Thus this Sending & Taking meditation involves giving away happiness and taking on suffering, in combination with one's breathing. What does this meditation accomplish? Kagyu Monlam News. Kagyu Office: the Website of His Holiness Gyalwang Karmapa.
Dharma Talks. The Berzin Archives – The Buddhist Archives of Dr. Alexander Berzin – Home Page. Recalling a Buddha. Dharmasun. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Rigpa Wiki. Mist-real. Home page buddhism.
'New Chinese law aimed at wiping out Tibetan identity'. Bījākṣara Mantra - Seed Syllables. Buddhadharma - Home. Mirror of Wisdom Video-Vajrayana Buddhist Video Archive. Rev. Danny Fisher. Tergar - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche's International Meditation Community.
The Pundarika Foundation. The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. BuddhaNet - Worldwide Buddhist Information and Education Network. Meditation Timers: Insight Meditation Center. Lojong and Tonglen Community Site.