Monthly Archives: February 2016

Good Advice

Don’t say everything you know. Don’t do everything you can. Don’t believe everything you hear. Don’t spend all you have.   Those who say all that they know, do all they can, believe all they hear, and spend all they … Continue reading

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Doctrine and Practice

The Three Wheels of the Dharma are the three cycles of the Buddha’s teaching, in which He emphasized various aspects. The First Wheel (in which He presented the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Noble Path) are focused on cause … Continue reading

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SEVEN BRANCH PRAYER

I take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, and generate Great Purpose for the benefit of all. I confess my transgressions and abandoned commitments, and rejoice in the virtue of holy and ordinary beings. I beseech the … Continue reading

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What could be worse?

The beings with unfortunate karma that we are supposed to be protecting are instead being killed without the slightest compassion, and their boiled flesh and blood are being presented to us and we —their protectors, the Bodhisattvas— then gobble it … Continue reading

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Clinging

There are these four kinds of clinging. What four? Clinging to sense-pleasures, clinging to various views, clinging to superstition, and clinging to an ego. These are the four kinds of clinging. This Noble Eightfold Path is to be cultivated for … Continue reading

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Heart Advice

Enlightenment is the union of wisdom and compassion. It is not advisable to merely pursue wisdom without a strong, constant effort toward cultivating compassion. In fact, efforts should be focused primarily on developing compassion in the initial stages of the … Continue reading

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Definition

Dharma practitioners are not defined by how  well we tolerate suffering, but rather by what we learn from it, and how we utilize that knowledge to reduce harm to ourselves and others. —Tashi Norbu Rinpoche

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