Category Archives: Spirituality

Patience is the practice of Peace

“Patience is the practice of Peace” It is being content with whatever is going on; with persons, with situations, with conditions, with ourselves… It is not wanting for things to be different than they are ‘right where we find ourselves’… … Continue reading

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The Buddha came to help us wake up

The Buddha did not come to this world to make us feel comfortable – he came to help us wake up. Wake up to the reality of samsara. To help us see that the only way for us to attain … Continue reading

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Never give up on anyone…

“However, whatever your own path is, wherever it takes you, there is one instruction you should protect and always carry with you: Never give up on anyone. Even if you can’t help someone now, don’t abandon him or her mentally, … Continue reading

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It is the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement

“Nakagawa Roshi says that when we are suffering, that is when we should provide encouragement to others. He doesn’t say, “first get yourself together, and then give others encouragement.” It’s the act of encouraging others that heals our own discouragement. The … Continue reading

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namo gurave

namo gurave

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Awareness is the basis, or what you might call the ‘support’, of the mind.

Awareness is the basis, or what you might call the ‘support’, of the mind. It is steady and unchanging, like the pole to which the flag of ordinary consciousness is attached. When we recognize and become grounded in awareness, the … Continue reading

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If you wish to devote a particular time to spiritual practice…

“If you wish to devote a particular time to more concentrated spiritual practice, it is beneficial to apply early morning to a formal meditation session, as that is when the mind is most alert and clear.” — Insights from the … Continue reading

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I pray…

“I pray for a more friendly, more caring, and more understanding human family on this planet. To all who disike suffering, who cherish lasting happiness, this is my heartfelt appeal.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama  

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May I…

May I become at all times, both now and forever: A protector for those without protection A guide for those who have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to … Continue reading

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The Buddha is someone on whom we can rely when our own reason fails

“The Buddha’s loving kindness is unconditional and universal. His sole mission is to help sentient beings in whatever way is useful. In addition to his universal compassion, the Buddha is endowed with the wisdom directly apprehending emptiness. These attributes of … Continue reading

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