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August 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Whether we are doing something good and worthwhile with our lives or not, time never waits but keeps flowing. Not only does time flow unhindered, but correspondingly our life too keeps moving onward all the time. If something has gone wrong, we cannot turn back time and try again. In that sense, there is no genuine second chance...

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“Whether we are doing something good and worthwhile with our lives or not, time never waits but...

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August 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up, and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”          - Louisa May Alcott

 

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I...

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August 6, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe
PROLOGUE

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The power of compassion

Many centuries ago, humans realized the importance of harnessing the intellect. From that evolved writing and, eventually, formal education. These days, it is a truism to say that education is vital, but it is...

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PROLOGUE

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The power of... read more »
August 4, 2014
by Lydia Anderson

This week's morsel comes from The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In this book, His Holiness connects core ideas of Buddhist philosophy to the truths of our shared condition. The selection below comes from his talks on how to bring undestandings of Nagarjuna's Fundamental...

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This week's morsel comes from The Middle Way: Faith Grounded in Reason by His...

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July 30, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“For any activity related to human society, compassion and love are vital, whether one is a politician, businessperson, scientist, engineer, or anything else. If such people carry out their professional work with a good motivation, that work becomes an instrument for human benefit. On the other hand, if people work at...

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“For any activity related to human society, compassion and love are vital, whether one...

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July 29, 2014
by Kestrel Slocombe

“The art of meditation is becoming spacious.”         - Sogyal Rinpoche

 

“The art of meditation is becoming spacious.”         - Sogyal Rinpoche

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