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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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Happiness…

Happiness is not to be found with many efforts or will, but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering. Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done. Everything that comes up to your mind has no importance because it … Continue reading

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Dharma

Dharma means that which holds. Holds ‘what’? Holds reality together. It is not something to hold ‘onto’ but it ‘holds’ just like the ground we walk on. Dharma is truth as it is. Not my truth or your truth. Truth … Continue reading

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Learn to control the ‘highs’ because we cannot control the ‘lows’…

We are a society that runs on caffeine and stimulants of all kinds. We are supposed to work harder, accomplish more, look happy all the time, get a better job, better car, better house…drive our kids to lessons of every … Continue reading

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Spirituality requires…

Some people think that spirituality is some kind of ‘cloud 9’ type of experience…Spirituality requires an absolute commitment to reality. It is not an esape from reality, but a facing of that reality so that we can -at the very … 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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People have no respect for impermanence

“People have no respect for impermanence. We take no delight in it; in fact, we despair of it. We regard it as pain. We try to resist it by making things that will last — forever, we say — things … Continue reading

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Only in an open, nonjudgemental space…

“Only in an open, nonjudgemental space can we acknowledge what we are feeling. Only in an open space where we’re not all caught up in our own version of reality can we see and hear and feel who others really … Continue reading

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By hearing the Dharma, we begin the process of remembering our True Nature

We all have Buddha Nature, which is the reason we can become enlightened, the reason we are capable of ‘waking up’. We have a mantra that says: “om, All is Pure as it is. I am Pure as I am”. Ultimately … Continue reading

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