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From Ignorance to Death

Through ignorance, intentional actions arise. Through intentional actions, consciousness arises. Through consciousness, mental and physical phenomena arise. Through mental and physical phenomena, the five senses and the mind arise. Through the five senses and the mind, contact arises. Through contact, … Continue reading

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Essential Practice

When faced with the four inevitable events of every life (birth, disease, aging, and death), we realize that most of our daily concerns are vain and superficial. Those things that seem so important in the moment fade away. We regain … Continue reading

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Remember

Whatever is born will die; whatever is gathered will be dispersed; whatever is joined will come apart; whatever rises will fall down.

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Saga Dawa 2012

Saga Dawa is the entire fourth lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, which this year begins on May 20 and ends on June 19. The Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and release into nirvana are observed together on the 15th day of … Continue reading

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