Karma: Urges, Actions, and Results Explained Karma is one of the most complex and misunderstood topics in Buddhism. We’re here to shed a little light on it! Translated from Sanskrit, it means “action.” Generally speaking, karma refers to the...
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The Path to Happiness
In her book Why Bother? An Introduction, Lama Tsomo discusses why she bothered with meditation and the benefits she has experienced
The Bodhisattva Path to Enlightenment
The demands and pace of modern life tend to leave us with little time to think through all of our decisions and actions. Even on normal-seeming days, we wake up to a mountain of decisions: what to eat, what to wear, how and with whom to communicate, and how we show up...
Three Methods for Quieting Your Inner Critic
If you aren’t familiar with your inner critic, congratulations! Most of us are all too familiar. It is that inner voice that is constantly ready to point out our faults and pass harsh judgment on us for them. When we are accustomed to hearing this voice and going...
How to Work with the Three Poisons of Buddhism
The first step in working with anything is awareness, right? Let’s begin by reviewing the
Three Poisons, so we can clearly see and recognize these poisons.
Compassion in Action Student Spotlight: Ysrael
What would it look like to serve young people, those at the forefront of changing the world while also embarking on a journey of waking up
Tips for Meditation and Tips for Working with Spiritual Teachers
Starting or refreshing your meditation practice can be overwhelming. So, we’ve compiled some common questions and issues that students and teachers discuss at our retreats. Let’s begin with some meditation tips!How do I start meditating? When you’re a beginner to...
Compassion in Action Student Spotlight: Priya
What would it look like to serve young people, those at the forefront of changing the world while also embarking on a journey of waking up?
The History and Importance of Tara
If you’ve studied Buddhism for a little while, you’ve probably heard of Tara. Green Tara and White Tara are some of the commonly discussed Taras, but there are many different forms of Tara
Compassion In Action Fellowship Spotlight: Kendal
We have been looking forward to the launch of the Compassion in Action Fellowship for a few years. In 2019, we launched the Campus Ambassadors pilot program
Compassion in Action Fellowship – Student Spotlight
The Compassion in Action Fellowship is a yearlong inner & outer change program that supports college and university student leaders in learning meditation
The Three Jewels of Buddhism are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha. Buddha refers to the enlightened mind of the Buddha that is brought forth through meditation and practice.
How To Use Meditation to Work with Election Anxiety
On Election Day, people across the United States will start to have their votes counted in the 2022 midterm elections. While those votes are being counted, some of us will experience anxiety.