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There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism

There is no shame and no blame in Buddhism. Nor is there the concept of forgiveness. Forgiveness implies that there is someone ‘to’ blame and something ‘to’ forgive. We believe that all ‘wrong’ actions stem from ignorance. As all of … Continue reading

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We all have the seed of natural perfection in us

We all have ‘Buddha Nature’ — the seed of natural perfection in us. The process towards enlightenment is not one of ‘adding’ something that is new or different from what we already are; but one of separating from the wrong views … Continue reading

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Meditation is crucial on the path to awakening…

Buddhism is not a religion or a philosophy.It is a path that can lead us to Enlightenment. The reason it can lead us to Enlightenment (Awakening) is because we all have Buddha Nature/Buddha Essence inside of each and every one … Continue reading

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Don’t wear a label as ‘truth’ of who or what you are…

Don’t wear a label as a ‘truth’ of who or what you are. We are not any of the labels that others ‘give’ us, or that we take on all on our own. We are not a dis-ease, or a … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

All sentient beings desire unblemished purity, indisputable identity, uninterrupted bliss, and enduring existence. However, the experience of all beings in this phenomenal world is precisely the opposite: corruption, deception, suffering, and death. If our experience does not support such aspirations, … Continue reading

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So many blessings…

So many blessings, I don’t know where to start this morning… I received these beautiful roses and peonies from my sons last night — now placed on my altar as an offering to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. As I … Continue reading

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By hearing the Dharma, we begin the process of remembering our True Nature

We all have Buddha Nature, which is the reason we can become enlightened, the reason we are capable of ‘waking up’. We have a mantra that says: “om, All is Pure as it is. I am Pure as I am”. Ultimately … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

Patience is crucial to the spiritual path. We need patience with the Dharma, with our practice, with ourselves, with others as well as with the path. Patience means that we neither want what was before nor what comes after, that … Continue reading

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Buddha Nature

I have always had this innate belief in the human spirit, in goodness, in the body’s ability to recover and heal. Today I know ‘why’. We all have the seed of perfection inside of us. Buddhism calls it ‘Buddha Nature’. … Continue reading

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