compassion

The Importance of Self-Compassion

with Jenny Dakers If you are tired of trying to motivate yourself with self-improvement and self-criticism and want to be more accepting of yourself, then this is the retreat for you. Self-compassion is a healthy way of relating to ourselves in times of difficulty or when faced with challenges. Self-compassion allows us to be strong [...]

By |2022-01-22T20:23:03+02:00May 20th, 2022|, , |0 Comments

Loving Awareness

with Lucy Draper-Clarke As you step into this new year, what needs your loving awareness? A relationship, a project, your work, home, or family? You may be holding sorrow for the past or anxiety about the future. The best place to start is bringing caring attention to your own body, heart, and mind. Time away, [...]

Compassion and the Foundations of Buddhist Practice

The 3rd of March is the Tibetan New Year of the Water-Tiger. The first fifteen days of the lunar year are known as the fifteen days of the Buddha's miracles, when the Buddha, who was usually reluctant to show his miraculous powers, did display miracles in order to increase the faith of his followers.

By |2022-01-17T15:48:58+02:00March 3rd, 2022|, , , , |0 Comments

Living Compassionately in Challenging Times

If we wish to find lasting happiness, we need to look at how to tame the mind and uncover our compassionate nature. We are so lucky to still be able to access the wisdom of ancient Tibetan masters, whose advice is very relevant in today's degenerate times. The text The Eight verses for Training the [...]

Daily Life Dharma – No harm

Back in the late 1900s, (I kid you not, it was 1997!) my now-husband and I spent just under a year travelling around America in a camper van. It was the most amazing adventure and something I have thought of often in the last few weeks as the Gabby Petito murder unfolds. At the same [...]

By |2021-11-05T13:48:12+02:00November 5th, 2021|blog, community, vision, writing|0 Comments

Daily Life Dharma – Delusions of Compassion

Never mind delusions of grandeur, I have just discovered I’m mired in delusions of compassion. I thought I had an idea of what compassion is and isn’t. I don’t! You know how, when you are doing Ngondro, or Chenrezig, simply contemplating the suffering of beings in the lower realms can bring tears to your eyes? [...]

By |2020-02-13T17:50:10+02:00February 13th, 2020|dharma|0 Comments
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