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Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering

Buddhism is essentially a way of knowledge that leads to liberation from suffering. The awakening in which it culminates is both wisdom based on an accurate understanding of reality and a freedom from the disturbing emotions and obscurations caused by … Continue reading

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At some point…

“At some point, we make the discovery that, ultimately mind transcends death. Who we are and where we are is mind. Mind endures because it is unborn and unceasing; it endures because it transcends our concept of time and space; … Continue reading

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Freedom

An open schedule is not, as we once thought, freedom. Free time is of a different order than free-dom. Freedom, at least in the dharmic sense, depends on the quality of attention that we bring to our interactions. Only to … Continue reading

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Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier

“Once we taste the freedom that comes with independence, it gets easier. We realize how much we have lost by desperately holding on, and we know how much there is to gain through disengaging from confusion. We can do this … Continue reading

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How to achieve true freedom

“Most of us tend to think about freedom as being able to say and do what we want. We think of freedom as depending on external circumstances. If we can’t do what we want, we think, this is largely due … Continue reading

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Mind Training – in Dallas

Tashi Nyima just completed an amazing lecture series on Mind Training that I highly recommend. We have had a room full every week, and he has now started over at his center in Dallas. For those of you who live … Continue reading

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A Buddhist contribution to global ethics

“A Buddhist contribution to global ethics is based on observing and understanding the world with mindfulness, concentration, and insight. It begins with an awareness of the nonduality of subject and object and of the interconnectedness of all things. It is … Continue reading

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If we had to make a choice

“If we had to make a choice between outer pleasure, comfort and peace, and inner freedom and ultimate happiness, we should choose inner peace. If we could find that within, then the outer would take care of itself.” –Dilgo Khyentse … Continue reading

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Ignorance

“Ignorance is a kind of blindness that leads us to believe that the movie we’re watching is real. As I mentioned earlier, when we believe that this busy mind–the stream of emotions and concepts–is who we truly are, it’s like … Continue reading

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