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...
Postcard 77 from Robina, Riga, January 20, 2017

Postcard 77 from Robina, Riga, January 20, 2017

I left off postcard 76 with this: “Tomorrow, Friday January 13, I fly to Stockholm, via London. In Sweden for two weeks, the UK for two months, then other bits of Europe till mid-July.” Actually, I missed out a place: Martigny in Switzerland. François, Violette and I...

Postcard 4 from Robina: Bendigo, Tuesday April 26, 2011

I’ve been back in Australia for ten days now. I arrived in Melbourne and picked up a car and drove the two hours north to Atisha Centre, near Bendigo. Lama Zopa Rinpoche has been teaching here since April 1; the last two weeks were for various initiations and...