When left unattended, these poisons run rampant in the mind and create mental fixations around what in life we deem desirable and not desirable.We miss people, we miss moments, we miss opportunities.The service provides automated computer translations that are only an approximation of the websites' original content.The translations should not be considered exact and only used as a rough guide.This is a confessional piece about a recent…[ummm manic]…online dating episode I had a few weeks ago. Now take that pull, that force, give it digitized-crack and red-bull and make it accessible at an instant.
If you’ve benefited from Dharma Practice Dates, please considering buying a print calendar through the Foundation Store, which supports both organizations and allows Dharma Practice Dates to continue.Prepared by Nawang Thartho, based on Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute’s calendar.Additional advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of FPMT, and Geshe Nawang Dakpa.(I also got to experience that tumultuous rush of feelings and insights that only come from discovering something you reeeaaally don’t like about yourself. First, I thought, I’ll add a blurb about all of my accomplishments.Wasn’t it vulnerability researcher Brene Brown who charmingly referred to her own tumultuous rush as a mental breakdown in her viral 2010 Ted Talk…or was it a spiritual awakening…I can’t remember) And because, like I said, I am a really good Buddhist practitioner, I sunk into the abyss of these questions while I created my profile. No pictures that made me look too goofy, or too serious, too fat or too skinny. I wanted to get this point across: I AM a young, sensitive, attractive gay male who is actively engaged in several spiritually based, contemplative communities. The stuff about insecurities and vanity or any of the other things I am red-handedly guilty of feeling on any given Tuesday at 2 p.m. Those accomplishments that are framed and hanging up on my bedroom wall. All of the exciting things, none of the weird things. And so, after carefully curating a dating profile replete with words like “authenticity” and “purpose” and “organic kale”, I had successfully shared with the world the perfectly dateable me….right?