How to use our lives for the benefit of others and ourselves

The Dalai Lama often says, “Always aspire to do what is most beneficial”. But how to decide what is beneficial? And does that mean beneficial for me or for others? Well, it seems to me that it can mean both. For example, I’ve always been moved by people who are...
Postcard 78 from Robina, Cumbria, March 26, 2017

Postcard 78 from Robina, Cumbria, March 26, 2017

It was straight to London from Riga, February 6, for two months in the UK. From Heathrow I took a train to London. As usual, instead of flying, my usual method of getting around the world, I got myself a senior’s train pass that allowed me to go where and when I...
Postcard 75 from Robina, Kathmandu, November 20, 2016

Postcard 75 from Robina, Kathmandu, November 20, 2016

Wednesday, November 16: we’re back in Kathmandu, having just finished my twelfth three-week pilgrimage to Nepal and India, which raises funds for Liberation Prison Project. Well, actually, the first was in 2001, so it’s the sixteenth, but it’s my twelfth. And I’m not...