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Each moment is precious

We often find ourselves in a rut. We are stuck and don’t know how to get out. Laziness is seductive. It’s like being in a slumber while being spaced out. No real pain, but no […]

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Stable place inside

When you’re hot, you’re hot. When you’re not, you’re not. And it is o.k., really o.k. Regardless of what is happening on the outside or even on the inside, we are cultivating an “o.k.ness.” Everything […]

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Barchey

Barchey in Tibetan means obstacle. Have you ever had a day that started on the wrong foot and continued that way throughout the day? Sometimes this is due to barchey. It can be a powerful […]

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Row row row your boat

“Row row row your boat, gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream.” Did you sing that when you were young? I did. But we didn’t have a clue to […]

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Cultivate a refuge deep within our heart.

Sometimes we’re happy, sometimes we’re sad. It is all the same, just experience. The more we remember this, the less attached we become to pleasure and pain. With practice we cultivate a refuge deep within […]

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Don’t push it

A square peg doesn’t fit in a round hole. So don’t push it. A round peg doesn’t fit in a square hole. So don’t push it. These are learning situations I often have to relearn. […]

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Let’s go home

Let’s go home. Let’s return to joy. Let’s release worry. Let’s move beyond self-doubt. Let’s part from cynicism. Let’s be free of putting others down. Let’s dissolve arrogance. Let’s liberate jealousy. Let’s sail anger to […]

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Forgiveness towards ourself

Forgiveness towards ourself opens doors to tranquility and contentment. We learn to let go of the pain we’ve caused ourself. All the unnecessary self-harms are now ready to be liberated. We walk taller and breath […]

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To come forward

Letting go is amazing, yet often hard to do. We want to control everything. Perceived loss of control is frightening. But the freedom that comes from “release” of control and grasping is like a breath […]

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Living in the world

Living in the world, but not part of the world is the best way to serve others. A Bodhisattva strives to help all others. In order to help, we must know their thoughts, feelings, intentions, […]