Perfectionism…you’re doing it wrong.

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest…” Pema Chödrön One thing that kept me from developing a daily practice of meditation was the notion that if I wasn’t already good (read: great) at something or didn’t know how to (magically) do it correctly right … Continue 

The Distraction Addiction

“We who are like senseless children Shrink from suffering, but love its causes.’ -Santideva Bodhicaryavatara   Best Selling Author and beloved Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön speaks of them as ‘Dunzies’ – the mindless distractions that we engage and indulge ourselves in on a daily basis. The concept of going through life as though we were … Continue 

Buddhist Meditation for People in Recovery

These days, almost everyone is familiar with the concept of ‘Being in Recovery’ – whether it is by way of traditional 12 Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Overeaters Anonymous or via individual therapists/counselors or even work sponsored Employee Assistance/Substance Abuse Treatment programs. There are also myriad life changes and situations that … Continue 

Dallas Shambhala Welcomes North Texas Food Bank

  Each of us has a responsibility for all mankind.  It is time for us to think of other people as true brothers and sisters and to become concerned with their                 welfare, with lessening their suffering.  Even if you cannot sacrifice your own benefit entirely, you should … Continue