Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Compassion and the luminously empty mind

Episode 15: In this teaching, Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma reflects on the different intensities of compassion and reminds us that cultivating bodhichitta involves both deepening our commitment to alleviate others’ suffering and also recognizing more subtle levels of suffering.  She closes by underscoring the connection between wisdom and compassion: the clearer our mind becomes as […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: The luminous orb

Episode 14: Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma begins this meditation by directing us to connect with our three supports: the earth’s support, our own skeletal structure, and our body’s alignment.  Then she guides us to imagine a luminous and healing orb (which is actually not separate from us) above the crown of the head and allow […]

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Druze reincarnation stories

Anne shared this article with me on Facebook the other day.  It’s about a young boy in a Druze community in the Golan Heights who recounts the story of having been murdered in his previous life.  One remarkable feature of this case is that the boy was able to take village elders to the place […]

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Wisdom Through Love and Compassion: Noticing our inner spaciousness

Episode 13: Anne Klein/Lama Rigzin Drolma begins this teaching by reminding us that a mistaken sense of duality doesn’t just separate us from others; it actually separates us from our own deepest nature.  Harvey Aronson/Lama Namgyal Dorje closes the episode with a pithy teaching on the relationship between making effort in our practice and noticing […]

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