One of the things that drew me to Buddhism is also one of its most frustrating aspects. We are asked to look into each experience itself and see what it has to teach us. We aren’t supposed to just blindly follow the Buddha or living spiritual teachers. We are meant to investigate and live the […]
To come to terms with the relationships in our lives we need to come to terms with ‘aloneness’. How can we grow more content alone and together?
If you want to really live well, and grow spiritually, embracing community is key. Find out why its so important in this blog post, based on an excerpt from Dharma If You Dare.
Why are you here on planet Earth, here in this body? Is there a desire for awakening? Are you seeking a place where the consciousness is clear, radiant and quiet? Are you desiring a mind that is blissful and spacious at all times? We call that the desire to awaken, your bodhicitta. The Desire to […]
The Mind is Empty Yet Manifests Phenomena The mind in essence is empty. But that doesn’t stop phenomena from happening. The mind is going to manifest phenomena. Surely. Without ceasing. Always. By learning to dive beneath the waves of the phenomena we can find the spaciousness of the ocean. Meditation is the tool we use […]
Your “calling” or your “daemon” is the part of your being that you cannot deny – it is a guiding light that demands to be followed. It is your bodhicitta, the awakening mind. The question is, how does one find one’s daemon?
Embodying the Sacred Feminine: Leaving Room To Be Awakening is the process of contacting the feminine principle, the sacred feminine, the spaciousness. Most people think ‘I’ve got to work on unfoldment’, ‘I’ve got to meditate more’. Or ‘I’ve got to do yoga for unfoldment’. Maybe we think, ‘I’ve got to work out all my family, […]
Luminosity and bliss is the natural state of the mind – before it reaches turbulence. In order to keep the mind from being in a state of turbulence, one has to let go of two veils which generate all our machinations.
When it comes to meditation, here is a practical and fundamental question: Why don’t you practice? While we prefer the immediate endorphin rush from ‘pleasure’, it is disciplined meditation practice & our work that grows us. Here is how to put pleasure where it belongs, and flourish sustainably.
So why does suffering continue? This is a hard one. Are you ready?