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  • Mindfulness Provides Space

    November 5, 2010

    Right mindfulness does not simply mean being aware; it is like creating a work of art. If you are drinking a cup of tea with right mindfulness, you are aware...


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  • Gaps in the Gossip

    November 2, 2010

    Right effort involves full participation. We need gaps in our discursive or visionary gossip, room to stop and be present. Usually someone is whispering some kind of seduction, some gossip...


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  • Fully Present with a Grin

    October 28, 2010

    There is no need in life to be continually just pushing along, drudging along. If you are awake and open in living situations, it is possible for them and you...


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  • Earning Money

    October 25, 2010

    Right livelihood involves making money by working, earning dollars, pounds, euros, pesos. To buy food and pay rent you need money. This is not a cruel imposition on us. It...


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  • A Straightforward Life

    October 21, 2010

    Rishi is a Sanskrit word which refers to the person who constantly leads a straightforward life. The Tibetan word for "rishi" is trangsong, which means "direct" and "upright." So this...


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