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The Truth of the Cause of Suffering

Why we do what we do: Having recognised the problem or suffering of the world through understanding the first noble truth of suffering (སྡུག་བསྔལ་འཕགས་པའི་བདེན་པ་), the next step in the Buddha’s strategy of problem solving is to trace the second noble truth of causes and agents of suffering (ཀུན་འབྱུང་འཕགས་པའི་བདེན་པ་).

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Protect yourself, but don’t lose compassion

Youth in Focus: Lama, I need help. I’m a mother of two kids of 8 and 9 years old. My husband has always been a heavy drinker, but in general he has been a good husband and father. However, things started to change about eight or nine months ago and since then he has been coming home drunk almost every night. He shouts and screams at me and my children are traumatised. I’m also afraid that he will lose his job as he is often late and even misses days. What should I do? -SW, Paro

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How to ease joint pains

Health and Fitness: Dear Acho, I have been training regularly for a couple of years now. Lately, however, I have started developing some pain on my left knee. It hurts every time I bend my knee. I am concerned. I would appreciate if you could help me.  Nawang , 21. 

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Tomato & Mozzarlla Bruschetta

recipe Recipe: Method: Slice bread and toast it Deseed tomato and chop it, add finely chopped garlic, chopped spring onion, chopped basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well

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A serious illness can be a wakeup call to reality

Youth in Focus: A few months ago I was sick and the first tests seemed to show that I had aggressive form of cancer. More intensive tests were held and I even went to Siliguri for a second opinion, and I just got the all clear. Now I am fine.

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