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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 […]

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To familiarize ourselves

To familiarize ourselves with the virtue of patience, it is very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which […]

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Love yourself, love others

Love makes the world go around. Love, love, love is what it is all about. Love yourself, love others. Just love, and more love. We are trying to make love our default state. It is […]

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Taking good care of ourself

Forgiving ourself is so important, yet we often forget this. Many of us can take good care of others, but somehow taking good care of ourself gets lost in the mix. Without taking good care […]

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In order to overturn our negative habits

In order to overturn our negative habits, we must first recognize them, and then convince ourselves they are dysfunctional. Without doing this we will not be able to overturn them. Just like quitting smoking. To […]