Eight Verses of Training the Mind

Here I have collected a couple of translations of Geshe Langri Tangpa‘s Eight Verses of Training the Mind, which is considered a succinct summary of Lojong teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. First, a little history of Lojong, courtesy of Wikipedia: Lojong mind training practice was developed over a 300-year period between 900 and 1200 CE, as part of the Mahāyāna school … Read more »

The Three Most Inspirational Words in the English Language

I recently came across an interesting video, and I want you to watch it along with me: Those three words “you’re gonna die” I think qualify as the three most inspirational words in the English language. Nothing else could possibly inspire you enough to make you want to guarantee you won’t have any regrets when … Read more »

When the going gets tough, what keeps you going?

Remember that phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going?” I do. I don’t even remember when the first time I heard it was. But it pops up in my head every now and again. The problem with that is, it’s missing something. Not that I’m saying we need to change the phrase. … Read more »