Guatemalan ART by An Adolescent

“In Buddhism attachment is not the same thing as relationship. The Buddha never intended to discourage relationships. Affection, love, care and concern are the very essence of enlightened life. Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche explained the difference between love and attachment this way: Love is when you are thinking … “how can I make you happy?” Attachment is when you are thinking … “why aren’t you making me happy?””

“Letting Go: What it means. How to do it.” By Seth Segall, Ph.D. is a retired member of the clinical faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, the former Director of Psychology at Waterbury Hospital, and a former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation. He is the editor of Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teachings published by SUNY Press in 2003. His blog,The Existential Buddhist, explores issues related to Buddhist philosophy, psychology, ethics, meditation, and social activism from a non-dogmatic point of view.