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Every tradition has its share of meaningless ritual, but the focus you bring to that ritual is anything BUT meaningless, as it is widely implied that a soul must be forged through repetition and discipline in order to channel higher glories.   34 more words


Relying on Joy

“Buddhism has always been fond of parables and many of these were used by the Buddha himself. He taught by parables, ‘for men of good understanding will readily enough catch the meaning of what is taught under the shape of a parable.’”  Let us read these simple and yet moving stories with the eyes of a child and the mind of a beginner– for they are the pointing fingers to the gateway of spirituality. 438 more words


Possiamo paragonare la vita a uno spartito di musica il cui compositore è il nostro Karma.
A noi di suonare le note con musicalità, osservando la migliore tecnica possibile, interpretando le nostre variazioni o cadenze, laddove ci è dato modo…

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Claudine Giovannoni

Catch up //& A DISCOVERY?

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Long time, no see, boys & girls.
Ok, so it’s been a crazy few weeks, but I hope you’re all fine and feeling lovely… 1,297 more words


Review: Zen Master Poems by Dick Allen

Zen Master Poems (New Wisdom Poems Book 1) by Dick Allen

*Click on the link or the image above to read the synopsis and pre-order a copy!* 509 more words

Book Reviews

If Peace Breaks Out

Could we not all be apprentices to freedom and peace?  It isn’t such a bad idea.  The instructions?  Very, very, simple.

‘I will teach in a gradual and sensitive way.  

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Lojong Slogan 42 ~ Whichever of the two occurs, be patient

This is part 42 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique.

This slogan addresses the tendency we have to become more and less involved in our practice depending on what’s going on in our lives. 147 more words