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June 13, 2018
by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“The essential way to practice exchanging self for others is to regard the suffering of others exactly as our own suffering and to help others as if they were ourselves.”   Shantideva was a monk at the famed Nalanda University. Outwardly Shantideva showed no signs of being a great master. In fact the monks living in the monastery... read more »
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May 18, 2018
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"The Dharma was the friend who did not desert me in times of need." Buddhist texts contain wise advice about how to approach learning the Buddha’s teachings and explaining them to others. Since in this volume we will establish the foundation for Buddhist practice, it is especially helpful to touch on this now.   Reflecting on the... read more »
"The Dharma was the friend who did not desert me in times of need." Buddhist texts contain wise... read more »
April 19, 2018
by Miguel Chen
Many spiritual practices lead us to ask this question, but it’s not easy to answer. 

Well, I guess it is easy to answer...it’s just not easy to answer well. 

You might be quick to offer up basic descriptors like parent, adult, middle class, business professional, music lover, man, woman . . . but to do so would be to sell...

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Many spiritual practices lead us to ask this question, but it’s not easy to answer. 

Well, I...

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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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