Ross Bishop

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The Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty*, and so released himself from suffering.
POSTED ON: May 2, 2016, 8:40 am BY Ross Bishop

Finding Faith

If you look at a person’s existence either from the perspective of this lifetime or from the longer view of their past life experiences, you see a consistent pattern of challenges to one or more ego-based belief issues. Most often, it has to do with learning to love oneself.
POSTED ON: May 9, 2016, 8:40 am BY Ross Bishop

Seeking Truth

You can seek money, you can strive for it, you can even hoard it. But truth is not like that. Like the air or sunlight, truth is everywhere. But most often, beliefs are created to hide from the truth. They allow us to cover up our own feelings of inadequacy.
POSTED ON: May 3, 2016, 9:45 am BY Ross Bishop

Learning From Failure

We are here to learn and grow, and the primary way we do that is through failure.
POSTED ON: April 25, 2016, 7:20 pm BY Ross Bishop

Why Can’t I Heal?

We all want to heal; yet doing that seems almost beyond our reach. When push comes to shove, you get scared. You’ve been hurt and you’re afraid to be hurt again. You shut down, close off and pull back from life.
POSTED ON: May 9, 2016, 12:45 pm BY Ross Bishop

Why Can’t I Meditate?

Almost everyone has tried and failed at meditation. We don’t have time, we get distracted, spurious thoughts ruin our concentration, we fall asleep, it just doesn’t work, or any one of 127 other reasons keep us from finding a few minutes to sit each day
POSTED ON: May 11, 2016, 7:25 pm BY Ross Bishop