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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...

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

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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...

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CHAPTER 1: APPROACHING THE PROFOUND

By His Holiness the Dalai...

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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...

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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

The... read more »
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 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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May 28, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves. We would suffer greatly. The more you think of others, the happier you are.”          -...

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“Just imagine if we all lived with no compassion, thinking only of ourselves...

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May 14, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

The greater our awareness regarding the value and effectiveness of other religious traditions, then the deeper will be our respect and reverence toward other...

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The greater our awareness regarding the value and effectiveness of other...

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