The connection of Buddhism with the activity of helping people who are suffering brings a new perspective. Developing greater awareness of our reality, clarifying our motivation, and increasing our kindness and discernment—there are so many keys to successfully being present with ourselves and others.
Being present is a living process that reveals us to ourselves and, in so doing, allows us to connect with others in a new way. This capacity has implications in our daily lives and our personal, professional, and circumstantial relationships.
Anila Trinlé is a Buddhist nun lecturer and instructor who participated in the reflection on and development of a Buddhist approach to the problems of modern-day society.