Monthly Archives: April 2014

From the very beginning to the very end

“From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty, but also of compassion and respect for what we see.” — Pema Chodron “When Things Fall … Continue reading

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Nagarjuna’s chatuskoti states…

It is not this. It is not that. It is not both. It is not neither.

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The only paradise…

The only paradise in this world, is a peaceful mind. When we see clearly, we will know what to adopt and what to discard… Love & light!

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Simplicity is voluntary…

“Simplicity is voluntary… Consider living more slowly, more deliberately, more mindfully, in all areas. Slow the movements of body, speech, and mind; eliminate superfluous movement; glide and soar through life, like birds that take advantage of wind currents, barely flapping … Continue reading

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Completed Medicine Buddha sand mandala

I wanted to share with you the completed Medicine Buddha sand mandala – picture taken at the Crow Collection of Asian Art here in Dallas before they brushed all the sand together today – symbolizing the impermanence of all things… … Continue reading

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Of all the offerings you can make

“Of all the offerings you can make to someone that you revere — such as material offerings, singing songs of praise, or other gifts — the best offering you can make is to live a life according to the principles … Continue reading

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Medicine Buddha (Healing Buddha) sand mandala

The monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery are here in Dallas again making another magnificent sand mandala. This spiritual art form is amazing to experience in person. It takes years of instruction and practice for the monks to learn to … Continue reading

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Nothing in our experience comes from ‘outside’ of ourselves

Nothing in our experience comes from ‘outside’ of ourselves. Our feelings, thoughts, perceptions — all our experiences of our world is our very own mental representation of ‘reality’. The scriptures tell us that the nature of mind is momentary — that … Continue reading

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Be aware…

Everything we hear, see, touch, smell, taste, feel or think has to be digested by our bodies or it gets ‘stored’ as a memory… Be aware of how much, and what you ‘feed’ yourself every day… Love & light!

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Like the bud of a flower…

“Like the bud of a flower, our understanding of truth as something to be studied, blossoms into an understanding of inherent truth.” — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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