Thursday, August 11

Who doesn’t love the idea of freedom? That, along with the pursuit of happiness, are the two basic wishes of all living beings, including a caterpillar who caught a ride inside on my shirt just now. But it just so happens that freedom comes not from holding onto a false sense of being independent but from realizing our interdependence. Since today is July 4th, I thought it’d be a good…

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A guest article. After great conversations with this long-term meditator and friend, I requested him to write an article on this subject. He kindly obliged.…

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When asked to sum up his lifetime’s teachings, Buddha managed with his typical genius to condense all 84,000 of them into one short verse: Cease to do evil, Learn to do good, Control the mind. This is the teaching of Buddha. ~ Vinaya Sutras In Transform Your Life, in the section “A Daily Practice”, Geshe Kelsang explains how we can do this with 6 daily practices, 2 of them being…

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