Kindness

The Paramita of Patience and Caring For People with Dementia

In this article, Andrea Sherman shows how commitment to the paramita (perfection) of patience can be an antidote to anger and frustration when we care...

Repaying Debts on Time and Not Cheating With Weights and Measures

Although some readers might believe Buddhism and business have little to do with one another, history shows us a different story. The Buddha himself taught...

Repaying Those Who Have Previously Shown Kindness

In this article, Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values....

Caregiving at a Distance and the Paramita of Generosity

Andrea Sherman shows how we can utilize the six paramitas to touch the human spirit through virtual technology....
Parental Care

Repaying the Kindness of One’s Parents

Hilary Herdman continues her exploration of the Sixteen Principles of Societal Human Values by considering how we can repay the kindness of our parents. ...
Equanimity in Turbulent Times

Relying on the Four Immeasurable Qualities During a Pandemic (Part 1): Immeasurable Equanimity

Erric Solomon begins a four part explorations of the Four Immeasurables....
Maha Guru

The Importance of Being Reliable and Kind-Hearted

On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to tell you about the importance of being honest (gyü drangpo), reliable (gyü tenpo), and kind-hearted (sempa...
Anxiety

Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can...
loneliness

Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic

The Buddhist tradition offers a number of antidotes to loneliness. Because the Buddha taught dependent origination-- that everything arises dependently, connection matters....
Essence of Bodhicitta

Essence of Bodhicitta

In this short audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student question asking about the very essence of bodhicitta....

Five Ways to Radically Increase Your Joy

Erric Solomon shows five ways that we can radically increase the joys of living....
Supplication

Supplication

Supplication: The Real Meaning Supplication is a key element of Tibetan Buddhist Vajrayana practice. We’ve heard this over and over again, but what does it…

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