Forgiveness starts by forgiving ourselves first.

Often, we find ourselves feeling hurt, maybe we feel that someone has reacted to us in a way that we had not believed conceivable. There is a feeling a deep hurt and distrust, because the kindness we expected was not there. In truth, it just didn’t exist, it is our expectation that did the damage, as we were looking for something special, where nothing special existed. We stay in relationships, b...

Green Tara Mantra

Who was Green Tara and what does she represent? A mother, possibly born of a tear from Chenrezig or maybe she was a real princess. The history doesn’t hugely matter, as in Buddhism we are supposed to live in the present. We need to think of what it is that she represents in this moment of now-ness. Her form is always as a female, the mother of all Buddha’s, so how can we become or represent h...