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Tibetan Buddhism

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...

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

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August 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
PROLOGUE

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The power of compassion

Many centuries ago, humans realized the importance of...

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PROLOGUE

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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July 30, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“For any activity related to human society, compassion and love are vital, whether one is a politician, businessperson, scientist, engineer, or anything else. If such...

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“For any activity related to human society, compassion and love are vital,...

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July 29, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The art of meditation is becoming spacious.”         - Sogyal Rinpoche

 

“The art of meditation is becoming spacious.”         - Sogyal Rinpoche

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July 16, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The more we reflect on old age and death, the more we see it as a natural process. It is nothing extraordinary. If we prepare ourselves in this way, then when such...

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“The more we reflect on old age and death, the more we see it as a natural...

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July 2, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we...

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“Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal...

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June 25, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and then be content, society would be completely different. We would not be always tortured by...

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“If the generally accepted concept were to obtain what we really need and...

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June 18, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a healed state of release and greater effectiveness. Buddha is viewed as like a physician;...

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“In Buddhism, liberation is always from a state that needs healing and to a...

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June 11, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature was already there. That is why buddhahood—enlightenment—is possible. If there were no such...

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“The Buddha could accomplish the enlightened mind because its very nature...

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