Dr. B Alan Wallace, a well-known scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, comments on the 20th anniversary of Sogyal Rinpoche’s book: “Since it was published twenty years ago, Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has earned its status as a modern classic of Tibetan Buddhism. Filled with personal narratives and the rich wisdom of [...]
At times, due to our own history of pain and trauma, when we are faced with the suffering of loved ones and others around us, we may experience that the love and compassion we would like to show them is blocked and inaccessible. How then can we reconnect with our innate capacity for that love [...]
A woman from San Diego in the USA shares her story: “I am 62 years old, and have practiced some form of Buddhism since I was 21. I Married a Buddhist, and brought up 3 daughters in the Buddhist philosophy and practice. However for 7 years, after my husband died in 1994, I wandered totally depleted [...]
When award winning music composer, performer and conductor Nigel Westlake from Australia, lost his 21 year old son Eli in 2008 in a tragic murder, he was devastated with grief. After many years of successful composition and performance, he wasn’t sure how he would be able to carry on his musical career.
When do you hope to be healed, and when do you accept to die? This is a critical question for many faced with terminal or life-threatening diseases. From the moment of diagnosis, people are very raw and vulnerable. With some illnesses (such as cancer) people feel at times that they might live, and at times [...]