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  • Be Grateful to Everyone

    November 24, 2010

    Without this world we cannot attain enlightenment. There would be no journey. So in a sense all the things taking place around the world, all the irritations and all the...


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  • The Creative Side of Revolution

    November 19, 2010

    Buddha respected the great and ancient traditions of India very much. His was not an anarchistic attitude in any negative sense, nor was it revolutionary in the way the communists...


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  • Buddha was a Revolutionary

    November 16, 2010

    Whatever one is trying to learn, it is necessary to have firsthand experience, rather than learning from books or from teachers or by merely conforming to an already established pattern...


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  • Nondualistic Absorption

    November 9, 2010

    Right samadhi or right absorption is an aspect of the Buddhist path. Samadhi has the sense of being as it is, which means relating with the space of a situation...


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  • Pema's Talks on "Be Grateful to Everyone" Now Available

    November 5, 2010

    I first heard about the Tibetan practice of tonglen, or sending and taking, when I was studying with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s. He presented teachings on this practice...


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