Attachment vs. Loving-kindness
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

Attachment vs. Loving-kindness

It is possible to mistake attachment for loving-kindness and compassion. Love and compassion are distinguished from attachment in that they apply equally to your friends and your enemies. Genuine love and compassion make no distinction based on your relationship to the object of compassion. They are the wish that all sentient beings without exception have … Continue reading

In Meditation Practice, Boredom Sophisticates You
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

In Meditation Practice, Boredom Sophisticates You

Boredom is important in meditation practice. It increases the psychological sophistication of the practitioners. They begin to appreciate boredom and they develop their sophistication until the boredom begins to become cool boredom, like a mountain river. It flows and flows and flows, methodically and repetitiously, but it is very cooling, very refreshing. From The Myth … Continue reading

In Mindfulness Practice There is No Goal
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

In Mindfulness Practice There is No Goal

Concentration involves something to grasp, something to hold onto. You are “here” trying to concentrate on something “there.” Rather than concentration, we practice mindfulness. We see what is happening there rather than developing concentration, which is goal oriented. Anything connected with goals involves a journey toward somewhere from somewhere. In mindfulness practice there is no … Continue reading