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Serene Trust

As I think of the great ocean of serene trust in the Vow of Buddha Amideva, I find it makes no distinction between the noble and the humble, between monastic and lay. It does not distinguish between male and female, … Continue reading

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In this Dharma-ending Age

Buddha Shakyamuni preached for 45 years in this world. In that time, he was asked the same questions repeatedly, and he patiently answered them according to the capacity, maturity, and disposition of the questioners.  In the conventional sense, there is … Continue reading

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Interpenetration

One person is all persons; all persons are one person. The practice of one is the practice of all; the practice of all is the practice of one.   —Ryonin Shonin

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Three Components

In Dharma cultivation, study is good, contemplation is better, and practice is supreme.  —Kyabje Tashi Norbu Rinpoche

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A time for finding

There is a time for searching and a time for finding; a time for learning new things, and a time for practicing what we already know. It may not be exciting, but it is beneficial.   Once we have the teaching, … Continue reading

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Judicious in three ways

First, be judicious in finding a teacher; then, be judicious in listening to the teachings; finally, be judicious in practicing the teachings. whoever is judicious in these three ways will make unerring progress on the path.

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Nothing to do

Whenever we feel compelled, ‘driven’, to do something, anything, we can remember the words of Milarepa. As long as we feel compulsion, even if it is apparently for the Dharma, it is passion. Only when we do the needful, and … Continue reading

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