While I find this a tall order, one that I may never fill, this concept of warriorship offers me a sense of the direction, the "True North" of the practice. It also serves as a different reference point from what familiar bromides offer.
Diving into meditation with Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa, I learned things that might as likely carry me through a horrific news climate as through personal tragedy. So I thought the observations deserved a breakout into successive posts. Up next: The urge to fortify.
For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings is a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It's about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you're trying to get enlightened.
Read these brief quotes and you just might find yourself slowing down, smelling the roses--becoming kinder to yourself and others, more efficient, less stressed all the time--and get busy living life fully.
I grew up knowing Pema Chodron (the second most popular Buddhist in America, after that Dalai Lama guy). Or, rather, she knew me (I was just a little kid running around not paying attention to anything).