Benefiting Self and Others

Can we really benefit others? How should we do this? This week I will explore the relationship between benefiting ourselves and caring for others efficiently. I hope you enjoy and this little collection is beneficial for you 😉 Our Two Weekly Audio Teachings Here we list our two recordings from last week’s classes. The classes … Read more

How to Really Benefit Ourselves and Others

Can we actually be of benefit to others or is it strictly the case that we are all alone in this and responsible for our own happiness? I truly believe that we can benefit other beings if we do it in a way that works. To me the way that works is based on honesty, … Read more

Quality over Quantity in Meditation Practice

We are creating our reality as we are going along – step by step. It all begins in our own mind. If our mind lacks quality, our steps lack quality. And if our steps are not rooted in quality, they will not lead to a fulfilling life. So today I will discuss the importance of … Read more

Four Sublime Attitudes

In this collection of topics and teachings we are exploring the so-called four sublime attitudes. They are loving kindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Empathetic Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha). These four trainings will certainly help you to build tremendous spiritual and wholesome power. Above all, this power will lift you towards greater attainments and depth on … Read more

Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate

There are four sublime attitudes that we can cultivate at any level in accordance with our skill. In this article I am not going into the various philosophical views that exist about them and I am also not going into any specific details concerning the traditional practices of the numerous Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist lineages. I … Read more

Overcoming Fear with Kindness and Wisdom

Overcoming fear sometimes seems to be an impossible task. The emotion of fear and its army of related mental states is a deeply rooted – and very powerful – experience to get lost in. Sometimes I would refer to fear as the “king of shadows”, truly a formidable opponent! It can be very sneaky and … Read more

Navigating Meditation Sessions

Sometimes there are those little insights that help you a great deal on the way. In this article I want to share a few of those “tricks” that make my meditation sessions a bit more magical. By evaluating and using these tricks you can hopefully unlock some great new perspectives. I hereby invite you to … Read more

The Healing Power of Kindness

There are only a few mental states that are as beneficial as loving kindness, compassion or deep inner calmness. The healing power of Kindness or “Metta” meditation can even extend beyond the reach of our own body and mind. By allowing the light of kindness to enter and expand in our being, we are actually … Read more

Life can be a Kind Teacher

When life doesn’t go according to your plan (and it does happen to everyone) you will surely feel some form of stress. You have probably been looking forward to something or you had hopes and now it doesn’t work out. In other words: Life has other plans. But life can be a kind teacher as … Read more

It is like this

One of the most powerful sentences I have come across ever is as simple as it gets. My grandfather used to tell me that “it is just the way it is” or “it is like this”. We used to make fun of this type of saying when he was still alive – but now things … Read more