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June 2, 2015
by David R. Shlim

Excerpted from Medicine and Compassion by Choknyi Nyima Rinpoche and...

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Excerpted from...

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April 29, 2015
by Jampa Ludrup

When I became Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s attendant back in 1997 I was very surprised to discover his keen interest in feng shui. It is not Buddhist but comes from the Taoist...

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When I became Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s attendant back in 1997 I was very surprised to...

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April 7, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

Time is always moving forward. With each passing moment, beginning from the instant of our birth, we come closer to the end, to our death. That is our nature, and...

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Time is always moving forward. With each passing moment, beginning from the...

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March 27, 2015
by Gyalwang Karmapa XVII Orgyen Trinley Dorje

For most of human history, people all over the world had a simple lifestyle that made use of natural resources sustainably, and avoided significant damage to the...

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For most of human history, people all over the world had a simple lifestyle...

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March 18, 2015
by Kathleen McDonald

 To want something and not want to be separated from it: very broadly, this is attachment, also known as desire. Attendant to it is the false assumption that having...

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 To want something and not want to be separated from it: very broadly, this...

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March 18, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

Homage to great compassion.

These instructions, the essence of nectar,are the lineage from Serlingpa.They are like a diamond, the sun, and a...

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Homage to great compassion.

These instructions, the...

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March 4, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

With patience, I should cultivate perseverance,for without it enlightenment is impossible.

Joyous perseverance  is finding joy in good;...

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With patience, I should cultivate perseverance,for without it enlightenment...

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March 4, 2015
by Kestrel Slocombe

A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, translated by René Feusi in ...

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A selection from the chapter on mindfulness in Shantideva’s The Bodhisattva’s Way...

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February 4, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron.

Over the years I have spoken many times about bhikṣuṇī ordination and...

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From Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions by the Dalai Lama and Thubten...

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January 6, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book The Middle Way.

1. Approaching the Profound

Today,...

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An excerpt from the Dalai Lama’s book...

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