Saturday, June 29, 2019

Via Lions Roar: Buddhism’s Call to Action

Buddhism’s Call to Action
Jack Kornfield on the importance of contributing to activism with Buddhist practice and wisdom.
How can you do this service work in the spirit of practice? As dharma practitioners, the first task is to make your own heart a zone of peace. Instead of becoming entangled in the pain or cynicism that exists externally, you need to face your own fear, your own sufferings, and transform them into compassion. Only then can you offer genuine help to the outside world.

Via Daily Dharma: The True Journey

All pilgrimages are internal.

—Gail Gutradt, “A Pilgrimage Among Friends