Posts for Relationships
2010 April 20
In Buddhism, clinging (or "attachment") can refer to our tendency to ignorantly pin our hopes for happiness on specific objects, ideas, outcomes, or other people. Shane Hennesey describes how meditation practice can curb our tendency to "cling".
2010 April 08
There are at least two components to spiritual practice: Wisdom and Compassion. Associating with people, especially in difficult situations, helps us grow Compassion.
2010 April 02
Contemplative practice can reveal a kind of wisdom that transcends the conventional mind, and our relationships--whether personal and spiritual--are catalysts for self-understanding.
2010 March 19
Buddhist “non-attachment” is sometimes misconstrued as “non-loving.” But in the Buddhist view, self-protective clinging prevents us from loving our families more unconditionally, powerfully, and enjoyably.
2010 March 11
When you’re having an argument, pause and ask yourself which is more important: harmony and happiness, or being the “winner”?
2010 March 01
How do the Buddha’s teachings apply to love and intimacy? Susan Piver offers an interpretation.