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When ego goes down, compassion goes up

Along with training the mind to be aware in the present moment comes training the mind and heart to be more compassionate. Deconstructing the ego utilizing the Buddhist wisdom leads to humility. “Us and them” […]

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The blocks to unconditional love

It comes down to unconditional love. The blocks to unconditional love, or Bodhicitta, are our destructive emotions like anger, jealously, pride, and selfishness. These are all rooted in a delusion that we and things exist […]

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The eight worldly attitude

It all comes down to love. Unconditional love includes everyone by excluding no one. To love your enemy takes guts. It takes courage. It takes humility. Genuine humility arises through insight. Insight is seeing things […]

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During this pandemic

During this pandemic that is destroying so many peoples’ lives, it is very important to take good care of ourselves. In order to practice compassion for others, we must first put our own house in […]

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We are all visitors to this time

“We are all visitors to this time, to this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, ….. and then we return home.” This is […]

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Discover your hidden gem

Discover your hidden gem. The gem that is always within you. The gem that leads to enlightenment and thus is called Buddha nature. Go deep. Hang out with your mind. Be quiet. Be still. Just […]

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Going home

We must go home and flourish there to be able to flourish outside for others. Going home means finding that safe, warm, blissful “place” inside our chest. It is unconditional love. It is profound wisdom […]

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How to cultivate healthy self-confidence

Happy Choetrul Duchen to everyone. This is the day the Buddha, when defending his tradition in philosophical debate, had to display miracles to defeat the opponents and keep the Buddhist tradition alive. May we all […]