Handicapped

I realized last night, that my meditation is only a small but important part of my practice. It came to me, that meditation has put the wheels on my wheelchair. Virtue and wisdom, I believe, are the things that will…

What about me?

This morning I came up with an idea for a slogan the Blue Lotus Temple. My slogan is, “There’s no “I” in Dukkha”. To many of you, I know this does not make any sense. So let me try to…

Love

As I sat and did my meditation last night, I became aware of something very interesting. First of all, I should explain that I start by loving myself. Then I move on to sending loving kindness to Family, friends, enemies,…

Forgiveness

I notice there are times that I get upset, and the anger I feel is very disproportionate to the situation. Such powerful feelings of rage over something so trivial. Then last night, I had a dream. It took me back…

Expectations

expectation

I realized this morning, how much suffering I cause myself by expectations. Even while out driving around to take photos, I am suffering because of my desire to get a good shot. How much I was missing! The smell of…