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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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“Relax into Perfection”

“Relax Into Perfection” is an expression that my teacher used to say to me from the very beginning. I have those words written on a card that has been on my altar now for over four years, and today they … Continue reading

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Enlightenment is sudden, but the process is gradual

Enlightenment is sudden, but the process is gradual.

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The Great Reversal

“Putting others first–it’s the great switch that changes everything. It cuts samsara at the root and plants the seed of enlightenment.” — Sakyong Mipham

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True enlightenment

True enlightenment is nothing but the nature of one’s own self being fully realized. — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’…

The spiritual path is not about being ‘perfect’ or striving for someone else’s approval. It is about using skillful means to go about our lives, so to avoid as much suffering as possible. It is about walking a middle path … Continue reading

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Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence

“Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence. It is simply discovering within us what is already there. In tibetan, buddha is sang gyay. Sang means that all of the faults have been cleared away, … Continue reading

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The short Pure Land Sutra

For the past 4 weeks, my teacher has taught on the short Pure Land Sutra. The only teaching which Buddha Shakyamuni ‘initiated’ in his 49 years of teaching. A profound and most important teaching, which was not in response to … Continue reading

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