Without enthusiasm we can’t succeed at anything!

Changing our minds, becoming better human beings, helping others – it all takes effort, there’s no doubt about that. Which means in order to move forward, to be successful, to struggle through difficult times, we need to be sustained by enthusiasm. Otherwise we’ll...
Postcard 67 from Robina: San Juan, February 28, 2016

Postcard 67 from Robina: San Juan, February 28, 2016

Here I am in Puerto Rico again, at Yangsi Rinpoche’s center; my last visit was two years ago, also in March. The first bit of sun I’ve had for a while. It’s Spring here, and a lot warmer than up north. But before this, during the past month after leaving Colombia...

Never give up! With joyful effort we can achieve any goal

In the Buddhist teachings they talk about developing “enthusiastic perseverance” or “joyful effort”. It’s said that without it we simply won’t succeed in our spiritual path. Well, we won’t succeed at anything without it! It’s obvious: anything we want to achieve,...