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The 6 perfections

Those of us trying to improve our compassion focus on the 6 perfections to open the heart and reduce attachment to the ego and its possessions. These start with the easiest, generosity. But not so […]

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Once there is a self

Dharmakīrti was a scholar in the 6th/7th century at Nālandā monastic university. In his classic book, ‘Valid Cognition’, his said, “once there is a self, there is the idea of other. Due to self and […]

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A more equitable society

More and more people in the news are talking about the necessity for unity around the world in order to survive during and after the coronavirus tragedy. This is heartwarming. It is not a done […]

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A new dawn

Amidst all the fear and pain there are wisps of excitement and inspiration. People and institutions are stepping up to the plate taking positive action to help others. There are whispers of a new dawn, […]

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Caring for others

A new feeling is emerging around the world. There are new rays of hope. That isn’t to say we are in for some tough economic times with huge job loss, sinking consumer confidence, etc. Yet, […]

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What is getting us through this pandemic crisis

What is getting us through this pandemic crisis is compassion. People caring for each other. We see this with the healthcare workers, with farmers, with sanitation workers, with grocery store workers, delivery men and women, […]

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There are some glimmers of hope

There are some glimmers of hope, and some dark clouds of despair on the horizon. Oxford University scientists are now testing their new Covid-19 vaccine on human volunteers, feeling 80% confident it will work. They […]

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The value of compassion and mutual support

His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his message, “On this 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our planet is facing one of the greatest challenges to the health and well-being of its people. And yet, in […]

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Earth Day 2020

We are constantly seduced by four wrong attitudes. We take the impure to be pure. We take suffering to be happiness. We take the impermanent to be permanent. And we take the selfless to be […]

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One World Together at Home

Some welcoming news from the University of Oxford researchers confidently saying one million coronavirus vaccines would be ready by September. People from all walks of life are stepping up to the plate to help, from […]