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A precious gem inside

Although we often forget, we have a precious gem inside. The light of this gem is stronger than a thousand million suns. It is unconditional love infused and powered by wisdom. We call this bodhicitta […]

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The eight worldly concerns

When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]

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Message for Las Vegas

Our hearts go out to all those who died, to family and friends, to those injured, to the first responders, law enforcement officers, the amazing medical teams, and the valiant people attending the concert in […]

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Compassion and love

Compassion and love constitute nonviolence in action. They are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, and all virtues. They give meaning to our activities and make of lives constructive. There is nothing amazing […]

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Compassion

Compassion – the natural capacity of the human heart to feel concern for and connection with another human being – constitutes a basic aspect of our nature. It is common to all human beings and […]

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Loving-Kindness

Just as heat dispels cold, loving-kindness counters anger. We need to learn how to counter our various emotions. Distraction is just a temporary measure. The longer lasting remedy is to be able to see positive […]

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Three factors for happiness

A sense of contentment is the key factor for attaining happiness. Bodily health, material wealth and companions and friends are three factors for happiness. Contentment is the key that will determine the outcome of your […]