Monthly Archives: April 2013

As this world is tainted with the five corruptions

“As this world is tainted with the five corruptions, May I swiftly develop the mind of renunciation. When pain is all I have, how easy to let go! Bless me to know this burning house is blazing.” –Tashi Norbu Rinpoche … Continue reading

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Begin each day with Inspiration

Begin each day with Inspiration… Pay respect to that which is your Highest Aspiration…

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White Tara sand mandala

I wanted to share with you the completed, and amazingly beautiful ‘White Tara’ sand mandala. The monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery spent all week creating this, and then after the Closing Ceremony, they brushed the sand into a pile, … Continue reading

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If we had to make a choice

“If we had to make a choice between outer pleasure, comfort and peace, and inner freedom and ultimate happiness, we should choose inner peace. If we could find that within, then the outer would take care of itself.” –Dilgo Khyentse … Continue reading

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Do I prefer to grow up…

“Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?” — Pema Chodron, “Comfortable with Uncertainty”

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Gratitude

I woke up this morning to inspiration, which led me to deep gratitude. Gratitude for having connected with so many amazing people in this life; persons willing to share their gifts and their strong convictions with us all. As human … Continue reading

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The earth is, to a certain extent, our mother

“The earth is to a certain extent, our mother. She is so kind, because whatever we do, she tolerates it. But now, the time has come when our power to destroy is so extreme that Mother Earth is compelled to … Continue reading

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We might say–and truly believe–that we’re doing everything we can…

“We might say–and truly believe–that we’re already doing everything we can to avoid suffering. But if we were to look more closely, we might see that, while hating our pain, we seem to love many of the things that cause … Continue reading

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The true value of small steps if often ignored

“The true value of small steps is often ignored. They involve motion. We go from not doing something to doing it – even in a minimal way. According to the law of physics we go from being a body at … Continue reading

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As the day ends…reflect on three questions

As the day ends…reflect on three questions in regards to any relationship you want to explore: 1. What have I received from…? 2. What have I given to…? 3. What troubles and difficulties have I caused…? — “Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, … Continue reading

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