March came in like a Snow Lion but the snow and cold didn’t last for long. A few days after the power was restored we replaced our parkas and toques with raincoats and… Continue reading
Volunteers make the good things in the world go round. Every act of goodwill creates a strong multiplier effect that everyone benefits from. Finding a volunteer position that will allow you to contribute… Continue reading
Here’s a brief gardening analogy I will use to introduce what I’m about to share with my readers. If we recognize that positively focused people are like fertilizer and rain that helps us… Continue reading
Nature is the overbearing factor in our behavior but nurture also has a role that cannot be neglected. Early exposure to violence, combined with poverty and abuse can shape our attitudes and behavior… Continue reading
Compassion may be defined as deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the desire to relieve it. Our own suffering gives rise to compassion and can result in doing something for… Continue reading
Understanding the concept of suffering helps us understand and develop compassion. Suffering usually has a negative connotation yet it is a natural part of living, our cyclic existence, samsara, the cycle of birth… Continue reading
I am an admirer of Ani Choying Drolma, also known as Choying Drolma and Ani Choying. She is a Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. Throughout the world Ani… Continue reading
Mantras can be orally chanted, intoned, visualized and/or repeated mentally to oneself. Mantras can also be sung. I love singing. Vocal improvisation and mantras are a part of my practice. In this post… Continue reading
Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a… Continue reading
This Einstein quotes is among my favorite quotes. It inspired the name I chose for this blog and for this domain.
I believe we are capable of addressing and solving the poverty created by the class structure, self-interest, individual and corporate greed, conquests and wars and, the inappropriate distribution of resources including water and food that lead to starvation and death all over the planet. However, we may have to become tribal to achieve that.