How do you practise Love & Compassion when you’re dealing with fear?

As long as we haven’t realised our True Nature we will always be subject to fear and suffering.  Whether we are having an easy time at the moment or a hard time – the situation can change suddenly for any of us at any time. That doesn’t stop us accessing the love and compassion of our Buddha Nature. It just means that we don’t necessarily have nice relaxed cosy feelings associated with that Continue reading How do you practise Love & Compassion when you’re dealing with fear?

Limitless Love & Compassion Online Retreat 1st – 5th May

Loin Lama Shenpen and the Awakened Heart Sangha for a 4 day retreat with daily meditation sessions and teachings on Lojong mind training and Tonglen. 
The retreat starts on Friday 1st May at 7pm BST and continues until Tuesday 5th May at 1pm. 
The retreat is available to everyone and will be broadcast live on Zoom and YouTube. Continue reading Limitless Love & Compassion Online Retreat 1st – 5th May

What if our prayers and practice feel contrived and liturgy and imagery doesn’t move us?

I have reflected for decades on how the worlds we find ourselves in are the inseparable result of my actions of body speech and mind.  What I wish for is what will eventually manifest – so directing my intentions as powerfully as possible makes complete sense to me. Continue reading What if our prayers and practice feel contrived and liturgy and imagery doesn’t move us?

Is our need for love driven by an unconscious recognition that we are not separate?

When NHS workers and others risk their lives on a daily basis in order to help others – somehow this gives their life meaning – working alongside others doing the same thing gives their life even more meaning – life is about the joy at the interface between ourselves and others; distinct yet not separate. Continue reading Is our need for love driven by an unconscious recognition that we are not separate?