Tag Archives: Dharma

My intention

As some of you may have noticed, I have not been posting much for quite a while now…I feel a bit like I have been in hibernation, like a bear…and, I guess in many ways I have been. I have … Continue reading

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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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On this Saga Dawa day…

Saga Dawa is an auspicious day for buddhists as it is the day that we celebrate the birth, the enlightenment, and the parinirvana of the Buddha. On this auspicious day 4 years ago I took Bodhisattva vows along with the five … Continue reading

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Lama is a Tibetan word for teacher, and translates as ‘Great Mother’

Today I want to honor my amazing mother, who has always shown more patience, love and compassion to me, and to all she has come in contact with. She is open to new ways and persons and can still get around and … 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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They say to be careful what you wish for…

As I did my practice this morning, I contemplated the past month of my life… I came back from a lovely trip to my favorite place on Earth…to chaos, constant work for about 3 weeks, and more changes… During this … Continue reading

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Dogen’s Cookbook

When you prepare food, do not see with ordinary eyes and do not think with ordinary mind. Take up a blade of grass and construct a treasure king’s land; enter into a particle of dust and turn the great dharma … Continue reading

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Seven Branch Prayer

I take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, and generate Great Purpose for the benefit of all. I confess my transgressions and abandoned commitments, and rejoice in the virtue of holy and ordinary beings. I beseech the Buddhas to remain and turn … Continue reading

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The Four Thoughts that turn the mind to Dharma

The Four thoughts that turn the mind to Dharma are: 1. Precious Human Birth 2. Impermanence and Death 3. Karma (Cause and Effect) 4. Cyclic Suffering (Samsara)

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