Monthly Archives: August 2014

Grateful to have found a true Teacher

Grateful to have found a true Teacher A Teacher who is a kalyanamitra — a ‘friend on the path’ Just like the various Buddhas, thankas and statues are a representation of my own enlightened qualities of various kinds – be … Continue reading

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Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now…

Living the Dharma in my day to day life is the challenge now… Having heard, contemplated and meditated on the teachings for over five years, I have firsthand experience that they are, and have been, the most beneficial thing I … Continue reading

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Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering

Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering. The awakening in which it culminates is both wisdom based on an accurate understanding of reality and a freedom from the disturbing emotions and obscurations caused by … Continue reading

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Your greatest treasures…

“Simplicity, Patience, Compassion. These are your greatest treasures.” — Lao Tzu  

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The essence of the highest teachings…

“The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness.” — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

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Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’

My teacher shared something again last night that one of his teachers used to say all the time: “Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’.” Be kind to yourself and to others… Anything that we do in a … Continue reading

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Happiness…

Happiness is not to be found with many efforts or will, but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering. Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done. Everything that comes up to your mind has no importance because it … Continue reading

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The Four Quadrants for Stress Relief

The Four Quadrants for Stress Relief in Ayurveda is an amazingly useful tool that can help change the quality of our life dramatically.We can apply these ‘four quadrants’ to any situation we wish to improve. It can be a work … Continue reading

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Training the mind

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 dreaming – we hear, we touch, we see, … Continue reading

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

I heard a question some time back and found it so lovely, so simple, yet so profound.  “Did I do something today to contribute to another’s happiness?” If we make a practice of asking ourselves that question every night, it will give our minds a worthy challenge, knowing an answer … Continue reading

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