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Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings

Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. When you notice negative thoughts or feelings, remember the person having those thoughts or feelings doesn’t exist. It is a hallucination, projected by the mind. To go deeper […]

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Guide your life in a positive way

Usually we are led around by the nose or blown here and there like a dry leaf in the wind by ignorance and delusion. Be aware. Guide your life in a positive way, rather than […]

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Dharma practice

Sitting in meditation for 15 minutes or an hour each morning is important dharma practice. More important is the other 23+ hours of the day. Being aware of our inner world of thoughts and emotions […]

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Major obstacles and challenges

Sometimes our biggest spiritual growth follows major obstacles and challenges. While we often pushback our challenges, in fact they can be a springboard for personal growth. Please be open and alert. Obstacles are not all […]

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We miss out being present

Too often we get swept away into the future, or dragged back into the past. We miss out being present. It is in the present that we find balance, that we find our center. In […]

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Cleaning up our junk

Last post’s discussion of tonglen (taking suffering and giving love and wisdom) is not a complete practice for most of us who do not realize emptiness. Realizing emptiness requires accumulating massive amounts of merit. We […]