Why Stress is Good for You

As you well know if you have been following Meditation Practices for a while, I am a big fan of Kelly McGonigal and her wonderful work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. Her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to […]

Ben Knew About Suffering

These words of wisdom come from Ben Franklin. They show that Ben knew about suffering when he wrote about inconveniences. I think that he also understood that life is available only in the present moment when he said that we “neither see nor feel those of the future.” Life’s inconveniences can be troublesome when we […]

Pulled By Our Own Attachments

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is a popular Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in the Theravadan tradition. He offers these words of wisdom today to show how we are pulled by our own attachments. These words of wisdom appeared in the Tricycle Daily Dharma last month. Our attachments these days are many and mostly quite useless in the […]

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