Self Care

Shall we respect ourselves—our body, our mind, our precious life? Let’s do. Let’s learn the skillful means of boundary-setting and taking time and continuous learning and rest. But shall we…

On Teachers and Teachings

" Faith in one's guru does not mean blind faith, it does not mean believing "My guru is perfect" even though your guru is not perfect. It is not pretending…

The Four Immeasurables (Four Brahmaviharas)

The Four Immeasurables are Equanimity (Tib. tangnyom), (Pali: metta) which is the wish that beings may be free from attachment to some and aversion to others.Lovingkindness (Tib. jampa), (Pali: karuna) which is the wish that living…

Dekeling Porch Peas

Hey, apparently. you can plant a shade screen of sugar peas on your front porch and get the side benefit of lunch. Try every experiment to benefit beings.

How to Listen to Dharma Teachings

There is a Tibetan teaching called "The Three Defects of the Pot." It tells how to listen to dharma teachings. Not listening, is like being a pot turned upside down.…

Practicing in Sickness

A Dekeling student, David McWherter, is going in for surgery soon. He and I met this morning and we chatted about how he can carry his practice to this experience.…

Self-Care

Shall we respect ourselves—our body, our mind, our precious life? Let’s do. Let’s learn the skillful means of boundary-setting and taking time and continuous learning and continuous rest. But shall…