Trying to be more open means adopting a particular attitude which could be called turning towards experience. This means giving whatever experience that arises sufficient space to be fully aware of it. Continue reading What does it mean to be open & turn towards our experience?
The Buddha’s path means giving up attachment to all we are holding on to. It means giving up our cherished views about ourselves and the world. This can be as scary as death itself. It is easy to have doubts, thinking that maybe the whole idea of Enlightenment or Awakening is a pipe dream or a fantasy. Deep reflection on death, however, can help us cut through this kind of doubt. Continue reading Why Reflection on Death Is Our Dearest Friend
Lama Shenpen discusses working with desire, aversion and indifference with a meditation student. “…what we are grasping is not graspable. That is what we have to notice – that is an Ah-ha moment.” Continue reading Student’s Question: Grasping at the Ungraspable