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The true seat of the mind is in the heart

“From a Buddhist perspective, the true seat of the mind is the heart — not the brain or the head. Compassion and clear awareness are naturally together, and when we connect with this experience in the deep and genuine way, … 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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Memory lane…

My teacher made some very memorable comments during a lecture this week. He said that every time we go down Memory lane, we are recreating an experience NOW. Don’t go there! There are muggers and robbers on Memory lane — … Continue reading

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The Buddha said…

The Buddha said: “Don’t believe something because I say it…test it against your reason and your experience. If it works for you, adopt it! If it doesn’t, leave it aside…”

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Spirituality requires…

Some people think that spirituality is some kind of ‘cloud 9’ type of experience…Spirituality requires an absolute commitment to reality. It is not an esape from reality, but a facing of that reality so that we can -at the very … Continue reading

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What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon

What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon. Sometimes it is rigid and resistant to any change. It can also become very flexible as long as we make constant effort to transform it and convince ourselves, through reflection, … Continue reading

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The importance of lineage

I find it curious how teachers all over the world are telling us we don’t need a guru. That there is no need for this ‘dated’ belief system. They say that all you need to do is to listen to … 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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Gratitude

I woke up this morning to inspiration, which led me to deep gratitude. Gratitude for having connected with so many amazing people in this life; persons willing to share their gifts and their strong convictions with us all. As human … Continue reading

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Transformation in one’s mind

In Tibetan, the word for blessing means “transformation through majesty or power.” In short, the meaning of blessing is to bring about, as a result of the experience, a transformation in one’s mind for the better.” –Insights from the Dalai … Continue reading

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