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As our hearts open to deeper understanding…

As our hearts open to deeper understanding, our circle of compassion naturally enlarges and spontaneously begins to include more and more “others” — not just our own tribe, sect, nation, or race, but all human beings, and not just humans, … Continue reading

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The Buddha is someone on whom we can rely when our own reason fails

“The Buddha’s loving kindness is unconditional and universal. His sole mission is to help sentient beings in whatever way is useful. In addition to his universal compassion, the Buddha is endowed with the wisdom directly apprehending emptiness. These attributes of … 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 Buddha said…

The Buddha said: “Don’t believe something because I say it…test it against your reason and your experience. If it works for you, adopt it! If it doesn’t, leave it aside…”

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Time is a mental construct

Time…is a mental construct. The only reason we feel that time is going faster, is because in relation to the time we have been alive, a year is smaller and smaller. When we were 1, a year was a ‘lifetime’, … Continue reading

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The importance of lineage

I find it curious how teachers all over the world are telling us we don’t need a guru. That there is no need for this ‘dated’ belief system. They say that all you need to do is to listen to … 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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