Pain is one thing, our attitude towards it is another

We know that the Buddhist approach is that we can change our attitude towards something in the outside world, but we often don’t think that when it comes to experiences of pain, let’s say. We just assume if we’ve got a headache, “Of course I’m angry, of course I’m...

We all need retreat time

 This time of coronavirus and being stuck in our house is forcing us into retreat mode. It’s fantastic! So why do we go crazy? Because we simply don’t know what to do with our mind; we don’t learn it. In our culture we define ourselves as social beings. We think...

Friends, enemies, and strangers

We could divide all beings on this planet into three categories: friends, enemies and strangers; there’s no fourth category. A friend is the object of my attachment; an enemy is the object of my aversion; and a stranger is the object of my indifference. And how do we...