Happiness is what we get when we give up attachment

The Buddha’s view is that actually the basis, the source, of our day to day suffering is attachment. If that’s true, then clearly we’d better know what he means by it. Otherwise, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, when you hear that Buddha says you’ve got to give it up,...

We need to learn to be our own therapist

We really begin to practice when we learn to be our own therapist, as Lama Yeshe puts it: seeing our mind, noticing the anger, the attachment, the fears, and learning to work with them and change them. That’s the real, immediate practice to do. And this is what’s so...

Living in harmony with those around us

I come from a family of seven siblings, all born within nine years. Like with most kids, with virtually no control over our feelings, we fought for space and attention, there was plenty of sibling rivalry, and there was lots of shouting and yelling. But there was a...