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November 4, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could have asked.”—Sumi Loundon, Blue Jean Buddha

 

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we...

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November 1, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“One appears before one’s parents as a child, before one’s child as a parent, before one’s husband as a wife, before one’s wife as a husband. At work, the face and form one...

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“One appears before one’s parents as a child, before one’s child as a parent, before...

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October 31, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union of appearance and its intrinsic emptiness as being devoid of any identifiable essence....

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“By examining diverse appearances, the meditator will experience the indivisible union...

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October 30, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to compassion, it is absolutely worthwhile to try.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Business and the...

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“Although it is difficult to bring about the inner change that gives rise to...

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October 29, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No matter how fast you flee, there are times when pain catches up with you.”—Bhante Henepola...

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“No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No...

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October 28, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“In mindful gratitude for such freedom as I have, may I overcome ignorance and apathy and become a force for good.”—Jean Smith, Now! The Art of Being Truly Present

“In mindful gratitude for such freedom as I have, may I overcome ignorance and apathy...

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October 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The energy necessary to awaken constantly leaks away from us, morning till night. As we struggle to hold our lives together—trying to win, trying to please, trying to hide,...

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“The energy necessary to awaken constantly leaks away from us, morning till night. As...

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October 24, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Successful spiritual development entails finding a balance between intellectual understanding of each stage of meditation and actual meditative experience. Placing too much...

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“Successful spiritual development entails finding a balance between intellectual...

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October 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try. In time, things will change and the conditions that produced our current desires will be...

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“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try....

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October 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—Lin Jensen, Bad Dog

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms...

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