Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy LOSAR!

Each of us has a place —one that is unique and irreplaceable. There is no need to claim it, secure it, or defend it. It is always ours. No Hope = No Fear We are an aspect of Natural Perfection, … Continue reading

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Expressing and suppressing feelings

I grew up in a time when the expression of emotions was considered healthy and even necessary. Otherwise, we were told, suppression would lead to uncounted mental and physical maladies.    Suppressing emotions —and, for good measure, any and all desires— … Continue reading

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Patience, revisited

When we perceive our impatience as impatience —lack of peace— we can begin to address it. As long as we give it some other meaning, and an external cause, we cannot address it.   There are conditions in which our lack … Continue reading

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Two opportunities to celebrate Losar!

TIBETAN NEW YEAR YEAR OF THE MALE WATER DRAGON 2139  The New Jonang Community invites you to join the highly respected and venerable Nyingma masters Khenpo Tenzin Norgay Rinpoche and Lama Pasang Tenzin Gurung at Palyul Changchub Dhargyayling Dallas (320 … Continue reading

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Supplication to the Lineage Master

Reverence to the Omniscient Dolpopa namo gurave   Reverence to the glorious teacher, quintessence of the three bodies, crown-jewel of the pure lineage, leader of sentient beings, revealer of the ultimate path, the lord of refuge, the regent of the Buddha, … Continue reading

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Is the jar we see truly a jar?

We use convenient terms to designate objects, as if those objects were real and perceived as they are. These names are not given arbitrarily, but neither do they correspond to what exists. When we use the term ‘jar’, for example, … Continue reading

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Seven Causal Links of Enlightenment

Perfect enlightenment arises from the awakening mind (bodhichitta). Awakening mind arises from a pure and excellent aspiration. Pure aspiration arises from great compassion. Great compassion arises from great love. Great love arises from affection for sentient beings. Affection for sentient … Continue reading

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