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Exam who we are

Not getting what you what is a blessing in disguise. When we are very disappointed and let down, just like when we are falsely accused, our sense of self is right there in our face. […]

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Grief, loss, sadness, and anguish

Grief, loss, sadness, and anguish seem to part of everyday life in America and around the world these days. Wednesday, I visited the Tree of Life synagogue and nearby Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, […]

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When we develop patience

When we develop patience, we find that we develop a reserve of calm and tranquility. We tend to be less antagonistic and more pleasant to associate with. This creates a positive atmosphere around us and […]

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The effective way to overcome anxiety

One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to try to shift the focus of attention away from oneself towards others with a positive outlook. When we succeed in this, we find that […]

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Forgiveness is letting go of pain and hurt

Forgiveness is the lynchpin that unlocks our heart. It allows energy to flow. Holding tightly to grudges and hurts blocks the flow of energy, leading to mental pain and physical pain. Tightly holding onto and […]

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Strongly felt ‘I’

Disappointment can be a tremendous inspiration. It can give us the opportunity to see ourself more deeply, as we really are. When bad news is received, the normal reaction is become upset, sometimes angry, or […]

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A dialogue with HH and two young Japanese people

On Saturday HH conducted a dialogue with two young Japanese people in the arts and immensely popular with young Japanese. A professional fashion model who has turned her efforts within the fashion industry to educating […]

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The Avalokiteshwara empowerment in Yokohama

Yesterday His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave the Avalokiteshwara empowerment here in Yokohama, Japan, outside of Tokyo. It was a special one, from the 25 Visionary Texts of His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama. It […]

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A mind committed to compassion

A mind committed to compassion is like an overflowing reservoir – a constant source of energy, determination and kindness. This mind can also be likened to a seed; when cultivated, it gives rise to many […]

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Training the mind

Quieting the mind and allowing it to deeply relax and settle into the present moment is strong medicine. Since we are used to doing the opposite, of following imaginary “what if” stories in the future […]