Monthly Archives: February 2013

Be mindful of what you engage in before going to bed at night

Be mindful of what you engage in before going to bed at night. Look for things that are calming to you; take a bath, meditate, recite mantra…read something soothing. Avoid anything that stirs up your emotions, or is agitating one … Continue reading

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Empty nature of your thoughts

“The more you attempt to reject external phenomena, the more they will spring back to you. Hence, therefore, the importance of recognizing the empty nature of your thoughts and simply allowing them to dissolve.” –Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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The study of religion

“The study of religion is not like learning about history. It must be mixed with your continuum; your mind should be suffused with it. A sutra says that the practices are like a mirror; your actions of body, speech and … Continue reading

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Humility

Humility is not thinking less of ourselves, but thinking of ourselves less…

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When we understand karma

When we understand karma (cause and effect) and that what is happening in our lives is the result of actions we ourselves have taken over innumerable lifetimes, how can we ‘but’ take full responsibility for our lives, and stay mindful … Continue reading

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Be content creating the causes for goodness

“When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, … Continue reading

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We have genuine friendship when…

We have a genuine friendship when it is based on true human feeling, a feeling of closeness in which there is a sense of sharing and connectedness. I would call this type of friendship genuine because it is not affected … Continue reading

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Rest like a great tree in the midst

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow, come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a great tree in the midst of them all.” — Buddha

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day here in the U.S. I find that giving and seeing others happy makes me the happiest… What can you do to share your love, your desire that others be happy today…? Here are some lovely flowers … Continue reading

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Our life is a creation of our mind

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life to tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.”–Dhammapada

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