Monthly Archives: December 2013

Out with the Old

Please join Bobbie Perkins and Tashi Nyima on Dec. 31, 7–9 pm New Year’s Eve Purification Ceremony & Celebration  Meditation  Karma Purification Ritual  New Year Intention Generation  Sharing & Chanting Prepare yourself for the New Year by leaving behind all … Continue reading

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Against the Death Penalty

“Through compassion we should always generate an attitude of help, even for all those embodied beings who have committed appalling acts. “Especially generate compassion for those murderers, whose acts are horrible; those of fallen disposition are receptacles of compassion from … Continue reading

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Charter for Compassion

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of … Continue reading

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5 Powers

When a practitioner thoroughly trains and fully develops Faith, which leads to stilling, which leads to enlightenment; Effort, which leads to peace, which leads to awakening; Mindfulness, which leads to harmony, which leads to safety; Concentration, which leads to rest, … Continue reading

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This is not my self

All form is impermanent, feeling is impermanent, perception is impermanent, mental construction is impermanent, consciousness is impermanent. This impermanence is suffering.   What is suffering is not-self. What is not-self should be seen as it really is, with correct understanding, … Continue reading

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First Things First

All forms of cruelty and exploitation are blatant manifestations of self-cherishing, and strengthen our dualistic wrong view of self and other. Callous disregard for the life of another sentient being prevents spiritual progress, because it is based on the assumption … Continue reading

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