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March 2, 2018
by Kosho Uchiyama
We often find that no matter how hard we try, we do not succeed.

In only one period in my life did I receive a salary. That was for about six months when I was a teacher at a theological school. During that time, I had a student from Saipan, an island in the Mariana Islands, which was a Japanese colony at the time. His name was...

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We often find that no matter how hard we try, we do not succeed.

In only one period in my life...

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February 8, 2018
by B. Alan Wallace
An Ornament of the Enlightened View of Samantabhadra

Here I shall explain the way to follow the path of cutting through to original purity by taking the radiance of pristine awareness as the path. That which is to be practiced is the ground dharmakāya, the actual, indwelling primordial consciousness, clear light. There are many...

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An Ornament of the Enlightened View of Samantabhadra

Here I shall explain the way to follow the...

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December 6, 2017
by The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
True Connectivity

We are living in a paradoxical moment. We are technically more connected than at any other point in history, but our technological connectivity itself often leaves us feeling emotionally disconnected or isolated.

Even as we hold in our hands the tools and data to trace patterns of...

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True Connectivity

We are living in a paradoxical moment. We are technically...

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November 22, 2017
by Josh Korda

Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put this fear of change into perspective?

The Drudgery of Daily Life

Twenty-first-century American workplaces are by and large false refuges. Rather than providing us with actual security, they simply keep our underlying...

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Taking authentic risks and making authentic choices can be terrifying—how can we put...

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November 8, 2017
by Holly Gayley

I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for practicing the sublime Dharma, there are two approaches: that of the householder and that of the renunciate. According to the first, the method for leaders as well as subordinates and ordinary people is to maintain their own household...

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I pay homage to the benevolent root guru.

Generally, as the basis for...

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November 1, 2017
by Ajahn Brahm
Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath beautiful, how to get to that sustained attention on the breath that is natural and imbued with peace?

A: To achieve a beautiful, sustained attention on the breath, try to incline toward the beautiful...

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Beauty and the Breath

Q: Can you please explain how to make the breath...

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