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  • Threefold Refuge

    May 27, 2013

    To take refuge in the Buddha means to take refuge in the dharmas that constitute a buddha (a nonlearner). These consist of a buddha’s knowledge of the termination and nonarising...


    This post was posted in Dharma

  • Hidden Treasure

    May 25, 2013

    A Jewish Mother in Shangri-la by Rosie Rosenzweig
    An old joke tells of a Jewish woman who treks to the Himalayas to seek an audience with a guru sitting in seclusion...


    This post was posted in Shambhala

  • The Absence of Aggression

    May 23, 2013

    When we reach the state of nonaggression, it is not that we cease to perceive anything, but we begin to perceive in a particular way. With the absence of aggression...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • We're in the Same Place

    May 22, 2013

    I try to practice what I preach; I’m not always that good at it, but I really do try. The other night, I was getting hard-hearted, closed-minded, and fundamentalist about...


    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • Haiku of the Week

    May 22, 2013

    don’t be like me
    even if we resemble
    two halves of a melon

    ware ni niru na
    futatsu ni wareshi
    makuwauri

    (Basho, 1690)

    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters...


    This post was posted in Shambhala

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