In New Orleans, The Sweet Art of Stillness

In New Orleans, The Sweet Art of Stillness

Many years ago, I was reading an article in a magazine about how Starbucks adapts their store menus to the tastes of different American regions. There was a line that read, “For example, in Louisiana, we serve larger, sweeter cakes. Here, people want to...
AK Monthly Recap: June 2018

AK Monthly Recap: June 2018

Is this the only month of my life that I’ll begin in the Middle East and end in the Caribbean? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m fairly certain it will be the only month I begin in Lebanon and end in St. Croix! This was an extremely busy travel month — far...
Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much

Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much

Lama Zopa Rinpoche with Great Medicine Buddha retreat volunteers at Rinchen Jangsem Ling, Triang, Malaysia, April 2016. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave this thank you note to a volunteer in October 2017. All your past happiness from beginningless...
How to Practice While Walking or Traveling

How to Practice While Walking or Traveling

Lama Zopa Rinpoche walking to Dra Karpo temple, the holy site of Guru Rinpoche’s body in Pharo, Bhutan, June 2016. Photo by Ven. Roger Kunsang. A student was taking time off after serving at a center for ten years and was planning to do a walking retreat for...