Showing posts from February 10, 2013

Quitting Meditation and the Inner Referent

It’s common among Western people to stop meditating when they feel anxious. Why? It's also quite usual for Westerners to stop meditating when they feel sick or under stress. Why? This is a total mystery; these are times when they should  be doing more meditation, and not less or stopping altogether.  If you don’t make effort to overcome these cultural tendencies, how will others know how in the future, (some of whom you might be teaching). If you have developed poor meditation habits, how can you help others in the future when they get into problems? So, even if you can’t meditate regularly for your own sake because you have problems, think about the possibility that you could be assisting others in the future to learn meditation. Even if you are not teaching or supporting others spiritually in the future, you are still part of a living dynamic of practitioners within your culture and country that brings positive benefit to all. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~ „Unter westlichen Mensc

Helping the Downtrodden and other Buddhist musings....

If you are now in your middle years, you might find that the ups and downs of life have taken a toll. By now, you could be feeling a little ragged around the edges, like a rug that has been taken out and beaten too many times. On the other  hand, even though your fringe have become a bit frayed, oddly….. you still have curiosity. You are now a good candidate for the dharma. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~ "Wenn du momentan im mittleren Alter bist bemerkst du vielleicht, dass die Höhen und Tiefen des Lebens ihren Preis gekostet haben. Vielleicht fühlst du dich jetzt etwas aufgebraucht, wie ein Teppich, der zu oft draußen ausgeklopft wurde. Aber obwohl die Fransen etwas abgenutzt sind verspürst du komischerweise immernoch ...Neugier. Nun bist du ein guter Anwärter für das Dharma." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche --- Although the Rinpoches (reincarnate lamas), primary responsibility was to disseminate the Dharma and assist through inner and outer methods toward understanding higher real