When Buddha taught the Four Noble Truths, the first truth was, “life has sufferings.” For instance, we all have experienced a loss one way or another— could be a loss of job, loss of an opportunity, loss of trust, or loss of beloved one. When you experience the suffering of loss, how do we deal with that? Let’s turn toward the suffering of loss because we have a capacity to do it.
Maho Kawachi was born in Shibuya, Tokyo and has always thought of herself as the ultimate city girl, except for the three years when she lived among cows and ever-beer-drinking the OSU students in Columbus, OH. Living and practicing Buddhism in NYC gives her a constant challenge and a golden opportunity to become a good teacher. Her teaching style comes from the Tibetan Buddhism lineage with a modern tweak. She welcomes all sentient beings in her life, especially humans and dogs.