The Buddha taught us to really see how interconnected we are – humans, animals and the entire world around us. As you meander thru your day, having a cup of coffee, sharing a meal with your family or friends, or simply exercising, don't forget our brothers and sisters in Nepal. We can all make a difference, big or small.https://goo.gl/hBIk5rIf all you can give is as short prayer, it's still a way to interconnect and assist.
"What did the Dalai Lama say to the hot dog vendor?
'Make me one with everything.'
It's a joke---and a pretty good one---but there's more to it than that. Becoming one with everything by seeing through separateness and rigidity is the heart of what I call inter-meditation. Inter-meditation means meditating with---the practice and art of intimacy and union with whatever is, just as it is. It is the yoga of convergence, connection, co-meditation, and spontaneous oneness. It's a path we can take to overcome all our illusions of duality."
I call my new book Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist...
Easter is coming, the light is rising, and the weather here in snowy New England is starting to bring the real promise of spring. It’s the season of rebirth and fresh beginnings as the flowers are starting to break free and the song birds are coming back. Walking beneath the weeping willows around my pond, I feel the good earth growing up green and wild all around me, and rejoice in feeling part of it.
On Sunday, March 15th I was delighted to take part in the welcoming reception held for His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in Menlo Park, CA.
This auspicious occasion kicked off his two month USA tour, and marks His Holiness' third visit to America. Today he is giving a talk at Stanford University, and yesterday was at the Google Campus in Silicon Valley. What a wonderful, youthful Lama!
I invite you to visit the Karmapa's website for his official tour schedule- http://kagyuoffice.org/schedule/
“Still Alice” is a moving and beautifully acted (by Julianne Moore and Kristen Stuart) film and it keeps reverberating around my brainpan. It reminded me of my old grannie who in her 90s seemed to live almost totally in the Now. Fortunately, Gram had the care she seemed to need and want, and a pretty good end. “Still Alice” also calls to mind other fine films about the individual and familial terrors and travails, breakthroughs and breakdowns of Alzheimer’s Disease, like “Leaving Iris”, “A Separation”, and “Away from Her”. Anyone interested in this all too ubiquitous human...