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August 20, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

How do we ensure the purity of our motivation when giving a teaching or listening to one? One way is by reciting special prayers of aspiration before we begin. Now, for a teaching to truly become Buddhist, it must be predicated on the practice of going for refuge in the Three Jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma, and the community of...

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How do we ensure the purity of our motivation when giving a teaching or listening to one? One...

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August 18, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and Effect. In this book, the Dalai Lama uses the traditional Buddhist allegorical image of the Wheel of Life and the teaching of the twelve links of dependent origination to illustrate how our existence brims with the potential for...

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This week's morsel comes from The Meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause and...

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August 13, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING THE PROFOUND

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Today, here in the twenty-first century, humanity has reached a highly advanced stage of material development and of knowledge of various fields, and we continue to progress in these areas. However, the demands on our attention are...

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CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING THE PROFOUND

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama...

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August 12, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The poetry of earth is never dead.”          - John Keats

See more of Mike Medaglia’s work here.

“The poetry of earth is never dead.”          - John Keats

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August 11, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from Meditation on the Nature of Mind by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub, and José I. Cabezón. At the heart of this book is The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral Tradition, an accessible and nonsectarian treatise on penetrating the nature of mind. His Holiness teaches on...

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This week's morsel comes from Meditation on the Nature of Mind by His Holiness the...

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August 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Whether we are doing something good and worthwhile with our lives or not, time never waits but keeps flowing. Not only does time flow unhindered, but correspondingly our life too keeps moving onward all the time. If something has gone wrong, we cannot turn back time and try again. In that sense, there is no genuine second chance...

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“Whether we are doing something good and worthwhile with our lives or not, time never waits but...

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