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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Haiku of the Week

    August 8, 2012

    I turn off the light—
    my heart a precipice
    before the moon
    hi wo kesu ya kokoro gake nasu tsuki no mae
    by Shuson Kato, from Love Haiku: Japanese Poems of Yearning...


    This post was posted in Shambhala and was tagged with Haiku

  • The Oral Tradition of Meditation

    August 7, 2012

    The discipline for developing both gentleness toward ourselves and appreciation of our world is the sitting practice of meditation. The practice of meditation was taught by the Lord Buddha over...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Devote Yourself

    August 6, 2012

    Devote yourself to your spiritual friend, obeying his words with the sense of being like a servant. Devote yourself to your spiritual friend with the sense of being like a...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • Altruism and Inner Peace

    August 3, 2012

    We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there...


    This post was posted in Dalai Lama

  • The Buddha in the Human Realm

    August 2, 2012

    In traditional portrayals of the six realms of existence, the Buddha in the human realm is shown with a begging bowl. We may associate this with a mentality of poverty...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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