Poetry & Quotes

Sunday Morning Meditation Starts Again August 30th

Sunday Morning Meditation Starts Again August 30th

My Sunday Morning Meditation is starting again today at 10:30. All are welcome. Drop-in & by donation. 1/2 hour sit and about a 1/2 hour of inquiry. “It’s never too late to start feeling better.”

Learning to Surf the Waves

Learning to Surf the Waves

HOKUSAI SAYS Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more…

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice

“It is important to understand that loving-kindness is not an attitude of trying to make oneself like everything. Having loving-kindness towards other beings – towards those who are harmful and destructive as well as those who are cuddly and pure-hearted…

Your Teacher is Right Here

Your Teacher is Right Here

“There is only one teacher. What is that teacher? Life itself. And of course each one of us is a manifestation of life; we couldn’t be anything else. Now life happens to be both a severe and an endlessly kind…

Cultivate Non-Judgemental Openess towards Yourself

Cultivate Non-Judgemental Openess towards Yourself

“Over time, as the thinking mind begins to settle [through the practice of meditation], we’ll start to see our patterns and habits far more clearly. This can be a painful experience. I can’t overestimate the importance of accepting ourselves exactly…

The Dalai Lama on Resilience

The Dalai Lama on Resilience

Cut to the two minute mark of the video. Here The Dalai Lama gives about one minute of wonderfully clear advice about how to work with difficult conditions.    

If you are starting to get angry…

If you are starting to get angry…

Stop and Breathe “Suppose someone says something that angers you. Your old pathway wants to say something to punish him. But that makes us victims of our habit energy. Instead, you can breathe in and say, “Unhappiness is in me,…