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Join Me on a Buddhist Tour of India!

I’m excited to be offering this tour of India in November 2017, Ancient Roots, Living Branches: Discovering Buddhist India. Dates are November 5 – 19. 156 more words

Buddhism

Humility

DON’T ever be ASHAMED of your past.

You cannot control it

Your past made you who you are today

And your decisions will dictate who you will become tomorrow… 58 more words

Art

Q320. If I attained Enlightenment, would it be useful in my life? And if I did find it useful, would it really be Enlightenment?

A. Enlightenment means realising that everything is empty, which can be compared to recovering from a chronic illness.

When you have recovered from a chronic disease that has tortured you all your life, your life will be so different from and better than your previous life that you may even feel as if you were reborn and living a new life. 132 more words

Zen

Love Comes From Loving, Not From Outside

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of year. The Tibetan New Year is also a favorite, and because the two often fall around the same time, I make a practice of reflecting upon New Year’s resolutions relating to my loved ones, and renewing my commitment to cultivating altruistic compassion and an unselfish open heart—the very essence of authentic love. 924 more words

Lama Surya Das

The Extraordinary Breath

The flow of prana or lung within the body is directly connected to mind and its functions. This connection is pervasive. Rather than thinking of mind as being “in our heads” or our “brains” the Ayurvedic and Tibetan medical and spiritual understanding of mind is that it permeates the entirety of our physical bodies and even interacts on an elemental level outside of the limitations of our individual forms. 435 more words

Buddhism

(Personal) The Importance of Love

We’re less than 24 hours away from Valentine’s Day, a holiday that a lot of people out there have a problem with. Traditionally we’ve thought of it as something only people linked in romantic relationships care about — single people need not apply. 1,166 more words

Self-Reflection

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a 90 year old Vietnamese Zen Master. He is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings. 217 more words

Personal Musings