Into the Heart of Life

  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Happiness Paid Member

    From chapter 3 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's new book, Into the Heart of Life, More »
  • Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Karma Paid Member

    From chapter 2 of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's new book, Into the Heart of Life, Let us explore the nature of karma, because I think karma is quite misunderstood in the West. There are various understandings in different religious traditions of the meaning of karma, but here we'll examine the Buddhist understanding of the term. Actually, the word karma in Sanskrit means "action." It also means "work." All actions we undertake not only with our body but with our speech and with our mind are expressions of karma. It's the action part that counts, not the result. More »
  • Into the Heart of Life Paid Member

    Our inherent nature is filled with wisdom, love, and power. We already have all these qualities as our birthright but somehow they are locked away and we seem to have mislaid the key. We need to develop trust in our own abilities and innate understanding. Often in our hearts we know what we should do—but we lack the courage to act on this knowledge. But like anything else, this trust develops gradually with practice and slowly transforms into clear practical wisdom-Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, from the Week 1 discussion of her Tricycle Retreat More »
  • Tricycle Retreats: The Eight Worldly Concerns Paid Member

    Tricycle Retreats: The Eight Worldly ConcernsToday we begin Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's Tricycle Retreat. A renowned nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Jetsunma will lead us on a study of the Eight Worldly Concerns—which we might also call the eight anxieties or "hang-ups." Jetsunma lists them as gain and loss, praise and blame, good reputation and bad reputation, and pleasure and pain. Overcoming our anxieties about these worldly concerns liberates tremendous amounts of energy for finding our true purpose in life, and our innate perfection. More »
  • Three Kinds of Laziness Paid Member

    This excerpt is an adaptation from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's new book Into the Heart of Life, which is the Tricycle Book Club selection for July, taken from Snow Lion: The Buddhist Magazine & Catalog, a quarterly effort from Snow Lion Publications. She will also be leading July's Tricycle Retreat. More »