2 Disk DVD, 5 hours
Publishers Description: We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves. We’re afraid to look at our habitual styles of thinking and behaving because we might not always like what we see. Ironically it is this fear of honest self-reflection that keeps us trapped in patterns of stress and discontentment. Here is a vision for moving beyond this most basic fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and joy that reside at the core of our being.
Publisher’s Description: In the Buddhist tradition, love is not just a feeling but a way of being present with ourselves and others. This book offers practical advice on how to cultivate love, how to deepen it, and how to let it flower in our lives.
We may feel great love for our partners, our children, and our friends, but how do we put that love into action so that others are nurtured by it? And what about loving ourselves? How can we develop greater self-acceptance and self-compassion?
Meditation teacher Moh Hardin offers key insights and practices from the Buddhist tradition for deepening our relationships and finding true fulfillment in our lives.
• Simple Buddhist practices for awakening the heart
• How and why to become your own best friend
• Finding freedom from destructive patterns in relationships
• Listening and speaking with love
• Loving and letting go
When I was pregnant with my first child I began reading books written by Pema Chodron, thanks to my parents. I had gotten laid off from my job and was about five months along in my pregnancy. Finding a job was next to impossible. Suddenly I had this abundance of time alone, so I decided to start reading some of the books my parents had so generously give to me.
The first book I read was titled Start Where You Are, written by Pema Chodron. Whether it was pregnancy hormones, perfect timing or both I was completely moved by Pema’s writing style. I found the book to be so down to earth and simple, to the point. In that book Pema spoke about fearless living and having a compassionate heart.
When the founder of Zen came to China from India, he did not set up written or spoken formulations; he only pointed directly to the human mind. Direct pointing just refers to what is inherent in everyone:
The second step on the spiritual journey, is that we have to dismantle the patterns of pettiness activated when we’re in our ordinary life. In the darkness, once the mind really starts opening up, you begin meeting some interesting people--people I call undeveloped parts of ourselves. They’re what Jung called complexes. They are little bundles of conditioned response, developed in relationship to all kinds of situations throughout our whole life going back to probably when we were in the womb.