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Karma

The Sanskrit word karma simply means “action”. So when we talk about our karma, we are referring to all our intentional acts of body, speech, and mind, and when we talk about the fruits of our karma, we are talking about the … Continue reading

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Karma…

I once asked my teacher why my sons and I had so many similar tendencies and things happen in our lives…He said: “You are family because you have similar karma — you are not having the experiences you are because … Continue reading

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The Buddha’s message was very simple…

I woke up thinking of something that Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche said in a lecture I have been listening to. She said something to the effect of:  “The Buddha’s message was very simple, yet we have made it so very complicated … Continue reading

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We are family because we have similar karma – not the other way around

I once asked my teacher why my sons and I had so many similar tendencies and things happen in our lives…He said: “You are family because you have similar karma — you are not having the experiences you are because … Continue reading

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We are all connected

As I start my day and see the result of my multi-tasking yesterday (a big blister on my thumb from steam, from boiling water dry on the stove and trying to remove my steamer basket with vegetables, and the resulting … Continue reading

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This is the dance of appearances

This is the dance of appearances. Mind is dancing with phenomena in the field of the senses. How we respond to and engage with these physical, psychological and emotional phenomena that comprise the objects in our environment in one moment … 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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When we understand karma

When we understand karma (cause and effect) and that what is happening in our lives is the result of actions we ourselves have taken over innumerable lifetimes, how can we ‘but’ take full responsibility for our lives, and stay mindful … Continue reading

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Happy Losar

Happy Losar to all! Yesterday was the beginning of the Tibetan and the Chinese New Year, and if we so choose, we have an opportunity to look back at the past year to see what ‘negative’ habits we would like … Continue reading

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We live in an orderly Universe

We live in an orderly Universe…The sun comes up in the east and sets in the west. The law of gravity has things falling down, not flying up…All our actions -or non-actions- have specific consequences…Once we understand the law of … Continue reading

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