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The essence of the highest teachings…

“The essence of the highest teachings lies within a simple moment of awareness.” — Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche Advertisements

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A spontaneous feeling of empathy…

Only a spontaneous feeling of empathy with others can really inspire us to act on their behalf. Nevertheless, compassion does not arise mechanically. Such a sincere feeling must grow gradually, cultivated within each individual, based on their own conviction of … 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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The Middle Way

The Middle Way is a way of life lived within the framework of morality and generosity.

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If we had to make a choice

“If we had to make a choice between outer pleasure, comfort and peace, and inner freedom and ultimate happiness, we should choose inner peace. If we could find that within, then the outer would take care of itself.” –Dilgo Khyentse … Continue reading

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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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Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence

“Enlightenment is not anything new or something we create or bring into existence. It is simply discovering within us what is already there. In tibetan, buddha is sang gyay. Sang means that all of the faults have been cleared away, … Continue reading

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