We can learn to be content

The neurotic attitude that drives us, according to Buddha, is this primordial feeling that I don’t have enough, I haven’t achieved enough, he doesn’t love me enough, I am not good enough. It’s a bottomless pit of dissatisfaction. Why are we...

Attachment is a lie

At its root, attachment is a lie. That sounds so abstract. At the emotional level it’s experienced as dissatisfaction, emotional hunger, neediness, expectations, controlling to get what it wants, manipulating, grasping; all of those are attachment. This is the daily...

What is happiness?

There are endless books and conferences on exactly that topic. It’s what every living being wants and the wanting of it is the basis of practically every decision we make. It’s primordial.  So, what is it?  Sounds such a simple question. And, from the...

Stop believing in our own karmic appearances!

How do things exist for us? As Lama Zopa Rinoche says, “The way the world out there appears back to us is in the aspect of what’s in our mind.” Depending on our past karmic imprints and what’s in our mind now, things appear to us a certain way.  And, of course,...