Equanimity is the basis of love and compassion

  In the series of techniques for developing love and compassion and, finally, bodhichitta, the basis, the foundation is the development of equanimity.    One type of equanimity is referring to your own steadiness as a result of working on your mind:...
Postcard 60 from Robina: Santa Cruz, CA, October 6, 2015

Postcard 60 from Robina: Santa Cruz, CA, October 6, 2015

It’s Wednesday, September 30 and I am in California. My last blog was written in April, so I’ve missed quite a few, which I will write, gradually: PC 55: May in Spain, Latvia, Russia, and Kopan Monastery; PC 56: June in Sydney, Indonesia, and the Blue Mountains; PC...
Postcard 18 from Robina: Santa Cruz, Sunday, January 22, 2012

Postcard 18 from Robina: Santa Cruz, Sunday, January 22, 2012

My six weeks in Boston came to an end on January 13 with my four-plus hour bus ride to New York to fly to San Francisco. When I first arrived in New York late November from Amman and needed to get to Boston, I took the Amtrak train. This time I discovered there are...