Monthly Archives: July 2016

10 x 10 for PEACE

Everywhere, people of good will want peace. However, most of us feel overwhelmed by the prevalence of violence, fueled by animosity and hatred. Peace requires not only the wisdom to practice patience in the face of those situations that agitate … Continue reading

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Peace!

True peace is always possible. Yet it requires strength and practice, particularly in times of great difficulty. To some, peace and nonviolence are synonymous with passivity and weakness. In truth, practicing peace and nonviolence is far from passive. To practice … Continue reading

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Dharma Summary

All phenomena arise from causes. Those causes have been taught by the Tathāgata, and their cessation has been proclaimed by the Great Śramaṇa. ye dharmā hetu prabhavā hetun, teṣāṃ tathāgato hyavadat, teṣāṃ ca yo nirodha, evaṃ vādī mahāśramaṇa —Asvajit The … Continue reading

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Peace!

Those who dwell in loving kindness, with confidence in the Dharma, will attain the peaceful state. —Buddha Shakyamuni, Mahavastu

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Effective Help

Many of us have the tendency to overextend ourselves when attempting to help others, and then suffer the inevitable consequences of expending our life force in a way that compromises physical, emotional, and mental integrity. However, we need to attain … Continue reading

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Happiness

This world of duality cannot, by its very nature, give us permanent happiness. The good and the bad are the two faces of the same coin. We cannot have one without the other. However, that does not mean that we cannot … Continue reading

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Certainty

I know I will age; I cannot escape aging. I know I will become ill; I cannot escape illness. I know I will die; I cannot escape death. In everything I love, there will be change and separation. I own … Continue reading

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