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om mani peme hum

Buddha of the Three Times, my precious Lama, Primordial Holder of the Peacock Throne, Victory Banner of Wisdom of the Great Middle Way, Omniscient Jonangpa, please look upon me with compassion! May I know all appearances are vanity. May I … Continue reading

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True Equality

  Women, Ananda, having gone forth are able to realize the fruit of stream-entry, or the fruit of once-returning, or the fruit of non-returning, or complete enlightenment. […] What does gender matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, … Continue reading

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It Can Be Done!

Abandon wrongdoing. It can be done. If there were no likelihood, I would not ask you to do it. But since it is possible and brings about blessings and happiness, I do ask you to abandon wrongdoing. Cultivate doing good. It can … Continue reading

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Enemies

If I do not conquer my own hatred, the more I fight outer enemies, the more they will increase. Therefore, with the powers of loving-kindness and compassion, to tame my own mind is the practice of a Bodhisattva. -Tokme Zangpo

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LOSAR TASHI DELEK

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! “There are no auspicious days. It is us that make them so.” —Buddha Shakyamuni A new moment arises at every instant, and yet, conventionally we observe the beginning of a new year on this day. Although … Continue reading

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Causes & Conditions

The Dharma teaches that the manifestation of a consequence requires the confluence of multiple causes and conditions. Wrong views, afflicted emotions (attachment, aversion, and indifference), and the habits and tendencies that impel us to act in ways that are unskillful … Continue reading

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Friend to the World

Now, while there is freedom to act, I should always present a smiling face and cease to frown and grimace. The first to extend my hand in kindness, I shall be a friend to the whole world. —Shantideva, Bodhisattvacaryavatara

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