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Extinguish the scorching flames of anger with the water of loving-kindness. Cross the river of desire on the bridge of powerful remedies. Light the torch of discriminating knowledge in the darkness of stupidity. Crumble the mountain of pride to the … Continue reading

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Four Virtuous Disciplines

Do not repay abuse with abuse. Do not become angry in return for anger. Do not strike back when struck. Do not expose the faults of others when they reveal your own.

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8 Benefits of the Meditation Posture

Stable and comfortable legs restrain jealousy. An elongated spine restrains indifference. The chin slightly tucked in restrains pride. Leveled shoulders restrain anger. The arms loose at the sides of the torso restrain grasping. The hands resting on the lap —right … Continue reading

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Proven Meditation Effects

Meditation helps to: Overcome stress (University of Massachusetts Medical School) Boost your creativity (ScienceDaily) Cultivate healthy nutritional habits (Journal Emotion) Improve digestion and normalize blood pressure (Harvard Medical School) Decrease your risk of heart attack (The Stroke Journal) Help overcome … Continue reading

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Eight Fears

E MA HO  In the naturally manifest Realm of Turquoise Petals, Dwells the noble savior, compassionate Jetsun Tara.  To you, Tara, I pray: Fill my mind with your blessings! Free me from the turmoil of the eight fears*!  * pride, … Continue reading

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Owning our emotions

Most people are in the mental habit of considering that emotions come from outside. For example, we say things like “she makes me angry,” “he makes me happy”, “it scares me.”   However, even a very superficial examination is enough to … Continue reading

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Revisiting Patience

The Buddha Shakyamuni said that “patience is the greatest asceticism”. This was a significant departure from the norm in ancient India, where people practiced severe austerities in the hope of spiritual attainment. When the Buddha says that patience is the greatest … Continue reading

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