Lama Shenpen Hookham British female Buddhist teacher

Join Lama Shenpen’s Living the Awakened Heart Training

Join other students around the world who are participating in the Living the Awakened Heart Training – the structured, comprehensive, supported, distance learning programme in Buddhist meditation, reflection and insight. The training, which is open to all, brings the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra teachings to a Western audience in an experiential, accessible way, through ‘spiral learning.’ Discover the Truth for yourself: Follow a Buddhist approach of … Continue reading Join Lama Shenpen’s Living the Awakened Heart Training

Questions on Confidence: How does it relate to faith, trust and conviction? What is ego-centred confidence?

In general the English words confidence, faith, trust and conviction can be used synonymously depending on the context… our confidence grows as we gain in experience… ultimately this confidence becomes liberation – liberation from suffering – another name for it is Awakening. Continue reading Questions on Confidence: How does it relate to faith, trust and conviction? What is ego-centred confidence?

How to practise with the pain of a broken heart?

Let the pain in your heart open you to everyone – every living thing and let the pulse of life pulse through you and tell you that there is another way to be. It is the only solution. You cannot kill the life of your heart and you cannot get rid of the pain – you can only realise what it is, awaken to what it is. It is Bodhichitta – the Awakened Heart. Continue reading How to practise with the pain of a broken heart?