I have compiled these five pearls of wisdom from the Tricycle site which covers Dharma Talks conveying the core teachings of Buddha applicable to our everyday lives. I hope you find them as inspiring as I have.
What Really Matters
We can’t live ethically without caring about ourselves as well as others.
Winton Higgins, “Treading the Path with Care”
Living and Dying with Confidence
If we’re not reflecting on the impermanent nature of life, then there are a lot of unimportant things that seem important. Our jobs seem important. Money seems important. But if we’re really reflecting on impermanence then we can see that the important things are compassion and loving others—giving to others and taking care of others.
—Allison Choying Zangmo, “Living and Dying with Confidence”
A Daily Discovery
Revisiting [meditation] on a regular basis provides each of us with a unique and intimate rhythm of discovery.
—Lauren Krauze “A Watchfulness Routine for Writing”
Understanding Across Difference
Understanding across difference, whatever the difference, lies at the center of spiritual life and aspiration.
—Henry Shukman, “The Meeting”
Finding Stability in Impermanence
Change is good, we’re told. A fresh breeze blown through life keeps us on our toes, fully alive until we die.
—Joan Duncan Oliver, “Love, Loss and the Grocery Store”