Is the classic little book an example of the perfection of generousity, or is it good-old-granny-style kindness, or even worse . . . idiot comassion (gasp!)? I love the book and the little video I…Continue
I feel there is a major diffetence inpositive/magical thinking and changingone's world veiw to accept everything as path, as the dharmic teachings of the guru andLean into that life experienceContinue
While I was locked up I developed a type of Tonglen practice that I think is very helpful on a heart level. I breath in the pain and harm I caused my victims, and breath out my purest well being to those who have harmed or victimized me. I generate empathy for my victims, and a way to let go and forgive the wrong done to me. The best way, I feel, to do this is first Go for refuge in the Three Jewels, then I do 10-30 minutes of shamatha and then enter into Tonglen in this manner until I…Continue
I have been told, by the powers that be in the Florida DOC, the average grade level of a prisoner in our state is 6th. This is challanging to say the least when some is trying to expeirecne the dharma beyond sitting meditation. TIbetan texts especially can be challanging However, a lot of prisoners are karmicly drawn to it whether they understand it or not--or at least well enough to explain how they underddrand it to others.
What I think I will attempt to do is design a…Continue