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We have to cultivate contentment with what we have

“We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don’t need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what … Continue reading

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Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’

My teacher shared something again last night that one of his teachers used to say all the time: “Don’t let the ‘perfect’ become the enemy of the ‘good’.” Be kind to yourself and to others… Anything that we do in a … Continue reading

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Taking refuge…

“Taking refuge is not a passive act of placing ourselves in the hands of a higher power that will do everything for us, as the English word “refuge” might imply. It is an active process of putting a safe, reliable, … Continue reading

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The important thing…

“Basically we are all the same human beings with the same potential to be a good human being or a bad human being…. The important thing is to realize the positive side and try to increase that; realize the negative … Continue reading

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We have to cultivate contentment with what we have

We have to cultivate contentment with what we have. We really don’t need much. When you know this, the mind settles down. Cultivate generosity. Delight in giving. Learn to live lightly. In this way, we can begin to transform what is negative … Continue reading

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If the mind is tranquil

“If the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.” — Insights from the Dalai Lama

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Take this body and mind as the laboratory

“Take this body and mind as the laboratory, engage in some thorough research on your own mental functioning, and examine the possibility of making some positive changes within yourself.” –Insights from the Dalai Lama

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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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Sincere thoughts and prayers

“When we can sincerely generate positive thoughts and prayers for the well being of friends and strangers alike, this is immedieately beneficial and may even prove auspicious beyond our knowing for their spiritual journey as well as our own.” — Dzogchen … Continue reading

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Vows

I woke up this morning contemplating vows. A vow is a promise we make to do something for a specific period of time. It is not one of those New Year’s resolution type things, where we promise to start exercising … Continue reading

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