Monthly Archives: March 2014

To live fully…

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh.” — Pema Chodron … Continue reading

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Body and mind

“For the health of our body, we should keep it moving. In taking care of our mind, we should keep it at peace. Exercise and peace of mind are the key to living a fulfilling life.” — Ven Master Chin … Continue reading

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Beginning…middle…end

“At the beginning nothing comes, in the middle nothing stays, in the end nothing goes.*” — Milarepa *Milarepa is saying here that at the beginning of spiritual practice, nothing seems to change in our way of being. Then after some … Continue reading

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Vajrayana

Vajrayana is about training the mind to be aware of the true nature so that everything that is false completely collapses to reveal what the true nature is. Where the true nature is understood, the ability to be without the … Continue reading

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Did I do something today to contribute to another’s happiness?

I heard the most wonderful question the other day which I intend to ask myself each night: “Did I do something today to contribute to another’s happiness?” Simple…yet…so profound… Something to contemplate, and something to give my mind to ‘do’ … Continue reading

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Eight Worldly Concerns…and letting go

I have been with ‘letting go’ this past week…Well, I have been with this awareness of a need to ‘let go’ since I took off on my first trip away from my sons when they were very small – now … Continue reading

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Our prana (life force, qi…) is intelligent

Our prana (life force, qi…) is intelligent. It knows what to do to establish harmony. However, it requires that we take responsibility for our body, breath and mind – and, on a daily basis. If we always look for something … Continue reading

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For as long as space endures

 For as long as space endures And for as long as living beings remain Until that time may I also remain To dispel the misery of the world. — Shantideva

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Freedom

An open schedule is not, as we once thought, freedom. Free time is of a different order than free-dom. Freedom, at least in the dharmic sense, depends on the quality of attention that we bring to our interactions. Only to … Continue reading

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Scratching the surface of patience…

I had this awareness the other night of having barely scratched the surface of patience. I found myself in this place of wanting things to be different from what was my reality here and now. To have my current situation … Continue reading

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