If you tune in to the BBC or read newspapers from around the world, you will realize that we in the U.S. are seen as an economically exploitive and not very compassionate nation, and yet we are made up of people who are compassionate. It’s an interesting paradox. It’s like seeing a big bully beat.. read more →

29 Feb 2012
February 29, 2012

When Emotion Overtakes You

Question:  Is there a special technique or method to help when we are overtaken by emotion? Ram Dass:   The question was, are there spiritual techniques when you are overcome by emotion?  Well, I’ll tell you, as your practice gets more and more powerful, what happens is you see the stuff as it starts before it.. read more →

20 Sep 2011
September 20, 2011

A Tree Isn’t Frightened

Image Credit: Lydia Eloff Fear is the result of getting caught in the middle.  Buddha says that it is the result of ignorance.  And the ignorance is that when you start out as an infant with an undifferentiated awareness, and then you are taught who you are, that component, that structure which we call ego,.. read more →