Change is natural

Everything changes, we know that. There’s nothing that begins that doesn’t end. But why is change often so painful? According to the Buddha it’s because we have so much attachment for things to be the way we want them, we can’t stand it when things turn out...
Postcard 62 from Robina: New York, NY, November 8, 2015

Postcard 62 from Robina: New York, NY, November 8, 2015

After saying goodbye to Dechen and the rest in Portland on Thursday, October 22, I spent the day in three airplanes, ending up in the evening at Burlington, Vermont, staying the night with old friends Shelley and Jim Hagan, on my way to a weekend at Milarepa Center....
Postcard 34 from Robina: New York, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Postcard 34 from Robina: New York, Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Riverside Drive from my room on the fifth floor at the Buddhist Church in New York City. Here I am in New York, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, and it’s mid-morning. I’m into the second of my two weeks here for Shantideva Center, and they found me a nice room...