But it is Thursday – my non-scrapping, non-computer but I guess blogging is okay kinda day…
I feel a real need to log my interest, my enthusiasm, my desire to be more…more what? Peaceful? Unplugged? In tune? Connected to others? Alive? Aware? In the moment? More something…when I figure it out I’ll let you know 🙂
But for now – here are some pearls from a little site out of Yakima, WA. If you have ever been to Yakima, WA you would know what a stinkin’ treasure anything other than an applet or a cotlet or a box of Red Delicious is worth… Yakima – agricultural…migrant…poor or not…wealthy or NOT…The Palm Springs of Washington – ha!…wineries….poverty…the desert…the river…the mountains…It is a very exhausting kind of place, Yakima…not quite what I need, but not quite what I can let go…
So this – a shout out to the Buddhists (and Unitarians) in Yakima who row against the current… 🙂
Hubby and I (and Anna) are going to see Za Choeje Rinpoche’s next public talk – “Shaping Fear – A Lamp to Dispel the Darkness ” June 2nd…whoo hooo!
courtesy the Bodhi Center
Benefits of Buddhism
It is not necessary to be a Buddhist or to become a Buddhist to benefit from the teachings of Buddha. You can incorporate the principals into whatever faith you are with the goal of being a happier, more loving person. Buddhism is one of the fastest growing methods for those in search of developing their spirituality, yet there are still many who do not understand the basic views of Buddhism. In this course we will attempt to outline the principals and show you ways to incorporate them into your daily life.
Major Benefits of Buddhism are:
- It can help us to examine why we feel unhappy, dissatisfied, and angry and man other negative emotions, and offers practical solutions as to how we can remove them.
- Teaches us to take responsibility for our feelings, for whatever situation we are in at any given moment.
- Teaches us how to flow like a river and to be open to whatever comes our way. Buddhism is about helping us to reach our full potential as a human being and leads us to a more peaceful, happier way of living. An important principal of Buddhism is the notion that all human beings have the mind capacity to program ourselves to be completely positive, and that we just need to tap into our “Buddha nature” that lies inside each and every one of us. It offers a method for reaching ones full potential as a loving, radiant, compassionate being. Living in that way, is making a commitment to gather good merit in this precious lifetime for yourself as well as for the universe and begins by seeking more meaning in your life.