Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 23-29

“We do not need to be afraid of our mind. We can go on a journey of discovery and experiment. Then we are able to play with our mental processes and develop our mental ability in wisdom and compassion.”

-Martine Batchelor

This Week’s Discussion Topic
What does “ego” mean to you and how does it affect your life?

April 16-22

“If we’re not reflecting on the impermanent nature of life, a lot of unimportant things can seem really important. Our jobs seem important. Money seems important. But if we’re really reflecting on impermanence, then we see the important things are compassion and loving others—giving to others and taking care of others.”

-Allison Choying Zangmo


This Week’s Discussion Topic
How have you personally experienced the relationship between impermanence and suffering?

April 9-15

“The process of finding the truth may not be a process by which we feel increasingly better and better. It may be a process by which we look at things honestly, sincerely, truthfully, and that may or may not be an easy thing to do.”



This Week’s Discussion Topic
Discuss example(s) of how getting what you desire in life has led to momentary happiness followed by the inevitable letdown, elucidating the reality that nothing outside of ourselves provides lasting contentment.