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...

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...

We all need retreat time

 This time of coronavirus and being stuck in our house is forcing us into retreat mode. It’s fantastic! So why do we go crazy? Because we simply don’t know what to do with our mind; we don’t learn it. In our culture we define ourselves as social beings. We think...

Is it possible to love without attachment?

First of all, we assume that love and attachment mean the same thing. But the Buddhist way of understanding our emotions is that attachment is the neurotic, needy, dissatisfied part of us that yearns for someone out there, believing that when I get him, then I’ll be...