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Journey along the path to enlightenment

Based on a correct understanding of reality through knowing the two truths, we begin our journey along the path to enlightenment. Understanding conventional reality built around concepts and language, we practice compassion. This allows us […]

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Pacing is so important

Pacing is so important. Going too fast zaps our energy and throws us off balance. Too much laziness breaks our stride. Balancing alertness and relaxation once again brings us back to the sweet spot. This […]

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We are all potential nobility

This life is noble and we are noble women and men. At least the potential for nobility is present. It is our Buddha nature that allows us to become fully enlightened. Nobility is equated not […]

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Whenever a negative thought or emotion arises

Whenever a negative thought or emotion arises, remember the one who experiences these does not exist. Use the logic in the last post for conviction. HH Dalai lama explained this clearly in a short 8-min. […]

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We just celebrated Chötrul Düchen

We just celebrated Chötrul Düchen, the magical displays of Dharma performed by the Buddha to preserve the Buddhadharma by defeating through debate the non-believers, preventing conversion. What a wonderful way to start the new year […]

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Enlightenment will empower us

Now that we’ve begun loosening the tight grip on our ego, seeing through it like water in a mirage, or a hologram, our focus naturally turns to compassion. When there is less, “me, me, me,” […]

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Motivation

Maintaining a direction for our life keeps us centered and brings meaning. As distraction is our default, reset your motivation several times during the day, to stay focused. Start the day with setting your motivation. […]

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Transforming ignorance into wisdom

Forgiving takes a heavy load off our chest. We feel light as a feather. Practicing gratitude opens the heart. We feel that everything sparkles. Countering anger with tolerance brings ease and understanding. We feel relaxed. […]

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Motivation

Our motivation and attitude are crucial, but rarely considered. We just go along without thinking of our motivation, and without setting a positive motivation. This makes much of what we do meaningless, or even harmful. […]