Monthly Archives: November 2013

A snow globe on my altar…

I have a snow globe on my altar, to remind me that all that is necessary for me to see clearly, is to allow all the agitation to settle. When the snow globe is shaken up, all the little pieces … Continue reading

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We are so closely connected…

“We are so closely connected that without a sense of universal responsibility, an understanding that we really are part of one big human family, we cannot hope to overcome the dangers to our very existence, let alone bring about peace … Continue reading

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Be kind whenever possible…

“Be kind whenever possible…it is always possible.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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The practice does not make the person…

The practice does not make the person, it’s the person who makes the practice. — Yeshe Tsogyal

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The past is gone…leave it behind!

The only thing we are doing by going ‘back’ and processing old experiences is tripping ourselves up. We are actually ‘re-creating’ a past experience in the now. What happened is past and over and here we are looking at it … Continue reading

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Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
When we lack certainty, and when our understanding of the Dharma is inadequate, we require complex and difficult practices. However, since all that we do has as its objective to separate the mind from…

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Prayer to the Omniscient Dolpopa

You embody the blessings of the Body, Speech, and Mind Of the Buddhas of the three times and the ten directions. You are the Lord of the Ocean of Definitive Meaning The wisdom emanation of Buddha Vajrasattva, The boundless light … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s message was very simple…

I woke up thinking of something that Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche said in a lecture I have been listening to. She said something to the effect of:  “The Buddha’s message was very simple, yet we have made it so very complicated … Continue reading

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Life is precious!

Life is precious! There is so much beauty all around. Is my life in alignment with my highest purpose? I was reminded of this exercise this morning of looking at what I would do if I knew I only had … Continue reading

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Learn to control the ‘highs’ because we cannot control the ‘lows’…

We are a society that runs on caffeine and stimulants of all kinds. We are supposed to work harder, accomplish more, look happy all the time, get a better job, better car, better house…drive our kids to lessons of every … Continue reading

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