The 15th Practice of a Bodhisattva: a return to pure love

The 15th Practice of a Bodhisattva: a return to pure love

The hardest part of understanding the fifteenth practice for me was “Just listening in silence and heeding his words, Bow in respect.”.  This is hard to do in real life when people stir up so much crap and we’re so often…

I felt more certain I belonged right there than in any other place I have ever been

I felt more certain I belonged right there than in any other place I have ever been

When it was time to leave, I couldn’t. My heart was a magnet and I was being pulled further and further into this sacred place. I felt more certain I belonged right there than in any other place I have ever…

How to make room for deeper truth

How to make room for deeper truth

The twenty-ninth practice practice of the Bodhisattva says “Understanding that emotional reactions are dismantled by insight supported by stillness, Cultivate meditative stability that passes right by the four formless states — this is the practice of a bodhisattva.”   I understand the…

The 24th Practice of a Bodhisattva:  taking confusion as real.

The 24th Practice of a Bodhisattva: taking confusion as real.

All forms of suffering are like dreaming that your child has died. Taking confusion as real wears you out. When you run into misfortune, Look at it as confusion — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. ~ The 24th…

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas

Understanding a Buddhist During Christmas:  By Alan Peto As Christmas approaches we are delighted to wonderful decorations, beautiful lights, great presents, and, for Buddhists in America and other western countries, the inevitable question “So, do you celebrate Christmas?”. The question…