Bike Lessons

To consider myself a mountain biker, or a biker of any sort, would be like considering my French Mastiff to be a lap dog.  Does he like to sit in my lap? Yes. Does he fit? Not quite. Although I lack the refined skills to master any rock gardens and taking a berm would be… Continue reading Bike Lessons

The Cause for Happy

Some days it is easy to identify why you are happy. Some days you have to stretch your mind to find the happiness and other days you are happy just because. Today was a “just because” happy day for me. Buddhism calls this a mind of virtue and indeed we can have a virtuous mind even when… Continue reading The Cause for Happy

Finding Compassion

In my lunchtime meditation class yesterday, the teaching was focused upon compassion. Some might feel that compassion is an easy concept to grasp and for others, not so much.  While I lean toward the former, there inevitably are times when  demonstrating compassion can be challenging at best. It is easy to find compassion when watching… Continue reading Finding Compassion