Not only will we not find an I, we don’t need one!

  So, let’s look at some logical arguments to prove how there can’t be a separate “I.” It’s just not viable. One of the arguments is called “one or many”: If something exists, it’s either one thing or more than one. So listen.   I will make a...

Searching for the bit called “me”

  Given Buddha’s view that the fundamental cause of our suffering is the clinging to an independent self and that the discovery of its nonexistence will cut the suffering, one of the first steps in this discovery is the identification of what we think that self...

See things from another point of view

  One time His Holiness was asked, “How do you apply emptiness in daily life?” He said, “See things from a different point of view.” That’s pretty tasty. Because when we’re so fixated, when attachment or anger are running the show, the mind is so narrow,...
Postcard 10 from Robina: Washington DC, Tuesday July 12, 2011

Postcard 10 from Robina: Washington DC, Tuesday July 12, 2011

My five days at Thubten Norbu Ling in Santa Fe went like the wind, but felt like two weeks because we packed so much in (click here for Thubten Norbu Ling’s website). I arrived from New York on Thursday June 30 and left for Washington DC the morning of July 6....
Postcard 1 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 7, 2011

Postcard 1 from Robina: Dharamsala, Monday March 7, 2011

On March 3 there was a new moon. It was also the first day of the Year of the Iron Rabbit, 2138, according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. Someone here in Dharamsala predicted that the weather would turn at the new moon, and, sure enough, it has. It’s been...