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...

Changing our mind – it sounds so simple!

  The idea that we can change our mind — mold our mind into any shape we like, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche puts it — is really simple. Conceptually, it’s not complicated. But because it’s so utterly different from the way we think, and have been thinking, Buddha would...

Success on our own terms

Success. It’s a sweet-sounding word. Optimistic, buoyant, confident. Our lives are full of occasions of success, big and small. A day is successful when everything goes smoothly. We had a successful meeting. The bid at the auction was successful. The party was a great...