The Practice of Relieving and Offering

The Practice of Relieving and Offering

This practice is designed to destroy our self-cherishing mind while also perhaps helping to relieve the suffering of others.  This practice requires bravery and courage.  If done with heart, it will make a change in all involved.

The Practice of Compassion

The Practice of Compassion

When we can really see the ignorance that blinds us, compassion naturally arises. Seeing our own suffering clearly, we can use it as a springboard to understand the suffering of others.

The Generosity of India

The Generosity of India

Without India's generosity to the Tibetan refugees, the teachings we now have access to today would have been lost.

The Practice of Loving Kindness

The Practice of Loving Kindness

Love has to be unconditional like the sun.  The sun does not shine only on sun worshippers.  The sun gives warmth to all everywhere.  The practice of Loving Kindness is designed to help us develop this quality of maitri so that eventually the feeling is natural spontaneous occurrence with everyone we meet.

The Four Immeasurables

The Four Immeasurables

If these practices do not open our heart, we are sunk.  Mindfulness can become very ego centric if we are not careful.  So we attend to the wellbeing of the heart.

11.  The Supreme patience is to take the lowest place

11. The Supreme patience is to take the lowest place

This is not a teaching designed to make us doormats.  It is designed to allow us to see the operating system of the ego.  If you are suffering from low self esteem, then the first step is develop a strong healthy sense of self.