If you can think of a situation or condition that pushes your buttons, setting off an inner rant or a desire to run away or hide, then you know how challenging it can be to maintain a sense of balanced easeful equanimity. One minute we feel fine, life is good, and then something trips us into feeling overwhelmed, out of kilter, struggling to find solid ground.
A central truth in Buddhism is anatta — no separate self — which can be misconstrued as nonexistence, but is
What can cat videos teach us about human nature and the causes of suffering? A lot!
Are you ignoring your insights? This dharma post helps you recognize them and appreciate their value in your life.
Our attachment to the idea of being separate causes us suffering. Feeling isolated, we react to the world around us in fear, defending ourselves against what we perceive as ‘other’. This dharma post helps us understand that we are not alone.
In exploring the question What am I cultivating here? we have been working with a gardening analogy. In this analogy
I attended a dharma talk by Rick Hanson this week about the Three Marks or Characteristics: impermanence (anicca), the universal