FAILING IS IMPORTANT!

FAILING IS IMPORTANT!

It is very hard to understand the concept of a buddha. Instead, I try to talk about the best version of a human being. For me, this is His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is the most advanced version of a human being. Why? He has worked hard on his inner kind of...
GROW YOUR BUDDHA-NATURE

GROW YOUR BUDDHA-NATURE

Let’s talk about buddha-nature. That is a great topic. We often hear about the buddha-nature in Dharma talks. There are two types of buddha-nature. One is the buddha-nature by nature.  The other is the buddha-nature by development. It is a little bit like saying we...
START WITH GOOD MOTIVATION

START WITH GOOD MOTIVATION

Okay, so let’s talk about motivation. Motivation is so important because it is the key, right? There are what are called the three doors.  They are our body, our speech, and our mind.  Are you with me?  It is through the three doors, that all actions and thoughts are...
NO MORE BOXES

NO MORE BOXES

Looking back at my past, I can say that, once I decided to move from the monastery into the life of a modern, western householder, it has been a complex time for me.  I do not have enough information to make monumental decisions like that. In a way, I was taking a big...