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Grateful to have found a true Teacher

Grateful to have found a true Teacher A Teacher who is a kalyanamitra — a ‘friend on the path’ Just like the various Buddhas, thankas and statues are a representation of my own enlightened qualities of various kinds – be … Continue reading

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Find the path that has heart

“When you start to want to live your life fully instead of opting for death, you discover that life itself is inconvenient. Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find … Continue reading

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The Buddha came to help us wake up

The Buddha did not come to this world to make us feel comfortable – he came to help us wake up. Wake up to the reality of samsara. To help us see that the only way for us to attain … Continue reading

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They say to be careful what you wish for…

As I did my practice this morning, I contemplated the past month of my life… I came back from a lovely trip to my favorite place on Earth…to chaos, constant work for about 3 weeks, and more changes… During this … 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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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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The Great Middle Way

The Great Middle Way is not the middle path between two extremes. It is a path beyond extremes. Two extremes always touch, but it is not like you ‘pass’ through the middle; you flip from one extreme to the other. … 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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Align with the highest

Align with the highest! Whatever your highest aspiration is at this time – align with that. Don’t use a food court approach to spirituality – a little of this and a little of that. Mixing various foods at one meal … Continue reading

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I have a feeling like I need to make another move

I have been feeling like I need to make another move in some direction for some time now. My now one-bedroom apartment, feels big and I still feel like I have too much stuff — like it is time to … Continue reading

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