When Fear Arises

When Fear Arises

When Fear Arises   Little fears cause anxiety, and big fears cause panic.— Chuang TzuAlthough most of us have been deeply conditioned by fear, for the most part we have avoided directly exploring its nature. Because we are not aware of its workings, it is often...
Transforming Anxiety and Difficult Thoughts

Transforming Anxiety and Difficult Thoughts

Transforming Anxiety and Difficult Thoughts In Buddhist psychology, the instructions for thought transformation are very explicit. The Buddha instructs his followers, “Like a skilled carpenter who removes a coarse peg by knocking it out with a fine one, so a person...
You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties. When we encounter difficult times in our lives, often our initial strategy is to simply run away. But we find that our troubles follow us....
Navigating Rough Waters

Navigating Rough Waters

Navigating Rough Waters   Every morning when the Dalai Lama wakes up, he begins his morning practices with a prayer from Shantideva: “May I be a guard for those who need protection; a guide for those on the path; a boat, a raft, a bridge for those to cross the...
Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris – Ep. 315

Jack Kornfield on Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris – Ep. 315

Episode #315: A Big Dose of Perspective Jack offers a huge, helpful dose of perspective in the midst of the political crisis gripping America — a crisis which, of course, has ripple effects for the whole world. You may ask: what’s the point of meditating when...

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