“In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.” ~ Buddha
What if you found out that a trusted school teacher abused your child? How do you prevent anger from overtaking you and destroying everything beautiful in your life like weeds suffocating the flowers of our gardens? Continue reading
This is a small clip from a very moving talk by Gen La Dekyong (the general spiritual director of the New Kadampa Tradition). I was fortunate to attend one of these talks when she passed through Canada.
Notice the simple wisdom with which she teaches; she is radiating with peace and wisdom. Buddhist concepts can help everyone, no matter what your turmoil is, it can give you the tools to find clarity and peace.
After two hours of brilliance mixed with confusion we carefully hide our perplexed faces from our beautiful teacher Gen Kelsang Suma and climb the stairs of our quiet Buddhist centre. Momentarily having forgotten the existence of the world outside, we step into the daylight with swirling minds. This is just one of the 1,100 Kadampa Buddhist centre’s around the world that is accessible for anyone to learn teachings on Modern Buddhism to bring ancient principles into our everyday lives. http://kadampa.org/centers/ Continue reading