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Always be gentle with yourself

Always be gentle with yourself. Especially now during the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced in our lives with this pandemic, be gentle with yourself. When you find yourself being self-critical, back off and soften. When […]

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We must rebuild trust

Trust makes the world go around. Unfortunately, trust has been eroded. We must rebuild trust. This is critical because we need to work together. The problems with the Covid-19 pandemic, Climate Crisis, and nasty politics […]

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We are getting through this

We are getting through this, but these are definitely scary and unsettling times. What gets us through this? It is concern for the wellbeing of others. This is compassion. Having the wish to help is […]

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We need unity

In addition to being calm and compassionate, we need unity. Not just among friends and families but among nations. Peoples from all around the world, led by their political, business, sports, entertainment, and religious leaders, […]

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The coronavirus pandemic

Fear and panic due to the coronavirus pandemic only compounds the problem. It doesn’t help. Vigilance is required. Frequent hand washing is very important. Social distancing from 3 to 6 feet is also important. If […]

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Three consecutive fire pujas

This morning Kirti monastery lamas, geshes, and monks performed three consecutive fire pujas. The first was for peace, the second was for increase (health and wellbeing), and the third for power to dispel the obstacles […]