Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Examined Life

“Life is profound if you’re awake to see it. It’s one thing to draw from culture, it’s another thing to be drawn so deeply into the culture that your true nature disappears. Wisdom is not merely something to be gained … Continue reading

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Feelings and thoughts are momentary

Feelings and thoughts are momentary. They literally last 1/60th of a finger snap! Feelings are of 3 kinds: pleasant unpleasant neutral Once we zoom in on any of them, we add layers that now become emotions. Zoom in some more … Continue reading

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Don’t wear a label as ‘truth’ of who or what you are…

Don’t wear a label as a ‘truth’ of who or what you are. We are not any of the labels that others ‘give’ us, or that we take on all on our own. We are not a dis-ease, or a … Continue reading

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We need to create a ‘revolution at the base’

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and while dreaming – we hear, we touch, … Continue reading

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Shifting focus…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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They say to be careful what you wish for…

As I did my practice this morning, I contemplated the past month of my life… I came back from a lovely trip to my favorite place on Earth…to chaos, constant work for about 3 weeks, and more changes… During this … Continue reading

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“Relax into Perfection”

“Relax Into Perfection” is an expression that my teacher used to say to me from the very beginning. I have those words written on a card that has been on my altar now for over four years, and today they … Continue reading

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As a human being…

“As a human being, is my life increasingly directed towards building up the causes and conditions that create and environment of happiness for myself and those around me?” — Jestün Khandro Rinpoche  

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Protect the mind…

“…just as you would try to protect the flame of a lamp by covering it with your hands –you want to protect the mind that sustains a state of equanimity, silence, and simplicity.” — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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Devotion…

Devotion is resting at ease in that most natural state. With nothing to give, nothing to gain, nothing to lose, and no one to praise or blame; no need for this, no need for that; beyond hope and beyond fear … Continue reading

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