Wisdom of no escape…

While listening to a talk given by Pema Chodron, I was reminded of the perspective provided in the Wisdom of no escape. Pema Chodron has written a book on this very topic, which was also a topic of discussion by her root teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The Wisdom of...

Interbeing…

In reading a number of books written by Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh (affectionately called Thay), I was introduced to the perspective of interbeing. This view is based upon the understanding we are inter-connected to all and everything and our existence is...

Judgemental mind…

One of my observations this week has been around judgemental minds. I noticed myself commenting or criticizing myself in my thoughts and words. I have observed that this habit can be particularly dominant during difficult times, which is when our personal demons seem...

Happiness is the way…

“There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way”. I was reminded of this quote while listening to a talk given by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in August 2013. All beings are looking to be happy regardless of their circumstances. I often hear people talk about how...

Love (a poem by Rumi-reposting)…

Can we define the experience of love? Sure love is an emotional state but how would you explain to another how love makes you feel? Is all loving the same? In this week’s blog I thought I would share one of my favourite poems by Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet, and...