Friday, January 31 marks the dawning of the new lunar year of the Male Wood Horse, according to the Tsurluk astrological system of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Cheerful lunar new year! May your lives be abundant with the richness of dharma, with its trainings in wisdom and compassion, and of all positive conditions to support you and your families, and all those whose lives connect with yours. May all be auspicious!
In Ponlop Rinpoche’s latest article, he teaches us that the most practical, everyday way of working to increase kindness in this world, is to work with the opposites of loving kindness, with our habitual patterns and disturbing emotions. Great compassion involves great risk. You have to leap.