Kindness

Repaying Debts on Time and Not Cheating With Weights and Measures

Although some readers might believe Buddhism and business have little to do with one another, history shows us a different story. The Buddha himself taught merchants and rulers, and members of the merchant class aided in spreading the teachings throughout Asia. Buddhist teachers and rulers recognized that laypeople need to take or give loans and to exchange commercial goods. But in doing so, we can be expected to conform to standards of fairness, honesty, and compassion in our interactions.

Repaying Those Who Have Previously Shown Kindness

Societal Human Values Series #11 Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po), reigned 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he promoted a moral code known as the Sixteen Principles of

Parental Care

Repaying the Kindness of One’s Parents

Societal Human Values Series #3 by Hilary Herdman Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, (Srong-brtsan-sgam-po) reigned from 629-650 CE. Among his many achievements, he disseminated a moral code,

Maha Guru

The Importance of Being Reliable and Kind-Hearted

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell you about the importance of being honest (gyü drangpo), reliable (gyü tenpo), and kind-hearted (sempa zangpo). Being honest, reliable, and kind-hearted is essential to Dharma practice, but it is also very important from a worldly perspective.

Anxiety

Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance at times. Yet humans, and particularly modern humans, now often seem to experience constant or chronic low-level anxiety.

loneliness

Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

Loneliness: What’s Going on in Our Lives? Researchers are noting that large numbers of people report chronic feelings of loneliness. The numbers are so staggering

Essence of Bodhicitta

Essence of Bodhicitta

Essence of Bodhicitta: How Do We Understand and Practice? Understanding the essence of bodhicitta is fundamental for our practice.  Here, in a brief audio teaching