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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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When we talk about gaining the perfect wisdom of a Buddha…

When we talk about gaining the perfect wisdom of a Buddha, we should not think that we need to create qualities in ourselves that are not there already, and acquire them from somewhere outside of us. Rather, we should see … Continue reading

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Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha

Great wisdom and compassion are the chief qualities of a Buddha. Even in worldly terms, the more intelligent and knowledgeable a person is, the more the person commands respect. Similarly, the more compassionate, kind, and gentle a person, the more … Continue reading

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Luminosity

“Luminosity is uncreated, inseparable and all-pervasive. Its limitless qualities are more numerous than the grains of sand on the banks of the Ganges.” — Uttaratantra  

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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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Mantra recitation

Mantra means ‘that which protects the mind’. All Buddhas are known for particular qualities — such as wisdom, compassion, fearlessness, boundless radiance etc. When we recite a particular mantra, we are not praying to some external being, but to an … Continue reading

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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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Good human qualities–honesty, sincerity, a good heart…

“Good human qualities–honesty, sincerity, a good heart–cannot be bought with money, nor can they be produced by machines, but only by the mind itself. We can call this the inner light, or God’s blessing, or human quality. This is the … Continue reading

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