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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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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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The true seat of the mind is in the heart

“From a Buddhist perspective, the true seat of the mind is the heart — not the brain or the head. Compassion and clear awareness are naturally together, and when we connect with this experience in the deep and genuine way, … Continue reading

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The awakened heart

“The more awake you are, the more you feel that you’re finally becoming your true self. Once you hit that spot, there is no turning back. Going beyond self, you discover the overwhelming power of selfless love and compassion. Beauty … Continue reading

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Namo Gurave

“My own mind is fully awake, but I don’t recognize it. The essence of thinking is what is, but I don’t know this. Not controlling is true being, but I can’t stay there. Settling naturally leads to how things are, … Continue reading

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From the very beginning to the very end

“From the very beginning to the very end, pointing to our own hearts to discover what is true isn’t just a matter of honesty, but also of compassion and respect for what we see.” — Pema Chodron “When Things Fall … Continue reading

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Vajrayana

Vajrayana is about training the mind to be aware of the true nature so that everything that is false completely collapses to reveal what the true nature is. Where the true nature is understood, the ability to be without the … Continue reading

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The Examined Life

“Life is profound if you’re awake to see it. It’s one thing to draw from culture, it’s another thing to be drawn so deeply into the culture that your true nature disappears. Wisdom is not merely something to be gained … Continue reading

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Song of the Six Perfections

For generosity, nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than cease being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other … Continue reading

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How to achieve true freedom

“Most of us tend to think about freedom as being able to say and do what we want. We think of freedom as depending on external circumstances. If we can’t do what we want, we think, this is largely due … Continue reading

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