By Erric Solomon We usually look for love “out there”; we want to be loved. Perhaps we find a perfect lover or a new BFF,
By Erric Solomon During turbulent periods of crises, I find it really helpful to go to the heart of the teachings of the Buddhadharma. By
Anxiety is widely reported to be the number one psychological challenge among students today, and in a recent survey, 97% of students reported technological distractions are a problem both inside and beyond the classroom. Any faculty member can confirm this: to give a single anecdote, I was sitting at one of our public events behind a young woman who had brought her laptop, and she had nine live social media feeds open at once in just one app. More in others. Did she hear anything at the event where she was sitting? It seems unlikely. Many students find themselves in a constant state of distraction.
by Erric Solomon Panic is Energy A sense of panic isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But how we deal with panic can make a huge
Phakchok Rinpoche teaches how to create space to feel more calm and lose fear, as well as slow down the loop of negative thoughts.
Spaciousness is an opportunity to rest our minds. Rinpoche discusses how meditation is not such a big deal. As we start out, it is helpful to keep things simple.
In this third part of the “Rhythm of Happiness” talk, Phakchok Rinpoche suggests additional mental training to support positive feelings toward others.
Rhythm can develop into a deeper practice with more complexity. In the second part of this talk, Phakchok Rinpoche explains how we may continue to develop.
Phakchok Rinpoche introduces us to the rhythm of happiness. He teaches several exercises to help us bring that rhythm with us into our daily life.
Many of us want to be helpful and do charity or volunteer work since it is needed in so many places, but it can also result in burnout.