Peace and Mind

Meditations and strategies for peaceful living, creativity and emotional balance

Meditations for working with emotions

In the context of the Shamatha practice of Settling the Mind if any emotion, for example, anger arises during a meditation session you can become aware of its arising but it's different than watching a thought, it's more like your whole experience is suddenly tainted...

Self Arisen Art

Hi dear ones,  In this video I show you some beautiful ink forms created by accidentally spilling ink on my sink. When something spontaneous like this happens, you can enjoy contemplating how it develops as you rest your mind in the present...

Kopan Course and Lam Rim Retreat

This year I did my second Kopan course, it seems incredible that the first one was 13 years ago! It was like coming back home, I had so many memories of the 4 months I spent in retreat here. Kopan is a beautiful Tibetan monastery built on a hill in Nepal, which offers...

Earthquake in Mexico: how can we help?

I woke up this morning and found my iPhone full of messages from my family and friends, first I began to see some photos of disasters and then I saw a building collapsed in the center of the city where I grew up, in that moment I realized that something horrible had...

Shamatha Course and Retreat

Recently I taught a course on Shamatha meditation at Yamantaka FPMT center in Bogotá, Colombia. Shamatha means calm-abiding and attentional training through meditation. At the end of several weeks of teaching and practice, we had a meditation retreat to put all the...

What projects are worthwhile?

Have you ever felt motivated to do a project that at the time seemed very significant, or get involved in a job or activity that would be of much benefit to others? But as you started to develop it, you started to face the obstacles that come with any type of business...