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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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Beginning…middle…end

“At the beginning nothing comes, in the middle nothing stays, in the end nothing goes.*” — Milarepa *Milarepa is saying here that at the beginning of spiritual practice, nothing seems to change in our way of being. Then after some … Continue reading

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Prayer for Peace – Saturday September 7th

My teacher has urged us all week, to join everyone who intend to follow Pope Francis’ request to pray and fast for Peace tomorrow. With so much agitation around us and within us, whatever time we can spend on settling … Continue reading

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The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths state: 1. There is suffering (discontent) in this world. 2. There is a cause for this suffering. 3. There is an end to this suffering. 4. There is a path to the cessation of suffering.

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Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing…

Pleasure and happiness are not the same thing. When we do things that give us pleasure, they inevitably lead to pain or suffering. If we eat our favorite food for example, and we keep eating it, it will make us … Continue reading

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All things we want to get good at take practice

All things we want to get good at take practice. Whether we are learning to ride a bike, to play an instrument, a new language, a sport, a craft…to becoming a doctor, a lawyer etc. The same is true for … Continue reading

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The self is always causing us pain

“It is important to see, in the end, the root of all our suffering, all our pain, all our confusion is our own self-clinging, our sense of self-importance. That self is always causing us pain. There is no other root … Continue reading

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