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Samsara

Samsara is sooooo seductive! Things look so real and soooooo attractive! We feel we cannot live without them. We get the money together, maybe borrowing from others, and buy them. When we see something in […]

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Recognize and transform

“Shake it up baby. Twist and shout.” Don’t let the negative attitudes and emotions stay around. Shake them up and kick them out. They are not helpful, in fact they are harmful. Harmful to us, […]

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The differences are superficial

Whenever you go, wherever we are, be mindful. Mindful of virtue. Virtue of love, compassion, kindness, self-kindness, self-love, others-love, tolerance, gratitude, forgiveness, joy, and insight. Tattoo these things in your mind, in your heart. Remember […]

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Practice kindness

Today is the second day of Losar, the Tibetan New Year; and the second day of the Chinese New Year — Kung Hei Fat Choi; both calendars being based on the moon. Thank you all […]

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Forgiveness means

At one level, forgiveness means you shouldn’t develop feelings of revenge. Revenge harms the other person. It is a form of violence and usually leads to counter-violence – so the problem never goes away. At […]

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The lunar eclipse and super blood wolf moon

“Giving up attachment to the world does not mean that you set yourself apart from it. Generating a desire for others to be happy increases your humanity. As you become less attached to the world, […]

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Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance in our relationship with our ego is very important. We tend to undershoot or overshoot. Either we are in a funky mood and put ourself down, or we feel better than […]

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Our life

“Our life depends on others so much that at the root of our existence there is a fundamental need for love. That is why it is good to cultivate an authentic sense of our responsibility […]

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Laugh at your mistakes, but not at yourself

We often hold ourself to unrealistic high standards. If we’ve done 10 things (actually hundreds or even thousands!) in a day, and feel good about the 8, what do we remember and ponder over at […]