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…

New Podcast up today

Check our our new podcast, a talk in the Seven Points of Mind Training Series—on Point 3-Aphorism 13: Contemplate the Kindness of Everyone In a world like ours today, how…