Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. ~ Pema Chödrön
Like you, I was in search of happiness and my commitment to finding the answers within brought me to Buddhism. As I wanted to learn how to meditate and to explore Buddhism in more depth, in 2014 I entered a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. I took vows at the end of the stay and committed to studies with Geshe Tashi Tsering, one of the most highly regarded Buddhist monks, appointed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
Since taking up the practices, I've learnt how to love myself and others, I've attracted the love of my life and my life purpose became clear. But most of all, where fear and anger used to be, I now have inner peace and compassion.
My purpose and mission is to bring the Tibetan Buddhist teachings to our modern world, to people like you. People wanting more joy, wisdom and most importantly, simple practices that can be applied to one's day to day lifestyle, without going into the complexity of the philosophy, or having to go to a monastery!
Buddhism has been around for over 2600 years but has become increasingly more popular and relevant in recent centuries as more and more people look to find meaning in their life.
It's in our movies, books, science and much more. Here are just some of the famous Buddhists who have influenced modern life:
Buddhism is a philosophy of wisdom, not a religion. This way anyone can take this ancient wisdom in to their lives, no matter to which religion they belong.
Buddhism teaches us to understand why we suffer and how to stop it. Only with thorough understanding of our own mind can we overcome painful emotions and experiences.
Buddhism is grounded, simple and honest in showing us ways to remove anger, fear, insecurity or anxiety and develop our patience, compassion, kindness and love.
Why meditation is not enough
Meditation without understanding, is pointless. It has many benefits and it's a very important part of the Buddhist practice, but it's the intent of the meditation that makes it so powerful.
Buddhism is about understanding the mind, in order to eliminate suffering. Once we understand this, we can then meditate effectively and with powerful effect.