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  • Compassion and Egolessness Go Hand in Hand

    May 2, 2013

    The connection between compassion and egolessness goes both ways. When we let go of the self, we are more inspired to work with others; and when we are generous to...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Haiku of the Week

    May 1, 2013

    Book Cover
    pear flowers—
    a woman reading a letter
    in moonlight


    nashi no hana tsuki ni fumi yomu onna ari

    Buson Yosa


    From Love Haiku: Japanese Poems of Yearning, Passion, and Remembrance by Patricia Donegan


    This post was posted in Shambhala

  • Life is Short

    May 1, 2013

    Every act counts. Every thought and emotion counts too. This is all the path we have. This is where we apply the teachings. This is where we come to understand...


    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • Passionlessness

    April 30, 2013

    Passionlessness is what enables you to practice the dharma and to quiet your body, speech, and mind. It is related to the development of fearlessness and egolessness. The idea of...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Bliss of Awareness

    April 29, 2013

    When we meditate I encourage all of us to have the attitude that we are meditating to dissolve the self. That’s why we meditate. Hold this perspective in your awareness...


    This post was posted in Dharma

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