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The Treasure that is Relationships

I have a bit of a fear of social awkwardness. I do. I’m one of those people who ducks and hides when she sees former acquaintances on the street. 374 more words



The session was a part of our ‘Tuning the Teens‘ programme. This session was on orienting the students towards a choice of career. It was my turn to be on the dais. 958 more words



There are times where I feel I can connect to the narrator in a memoir more than I can with the majority of human beings. It’s in these moments when someone becomes incredibly open and personal where I feel most alive, that I’m living with a purpose. 325 more words


Did Geshe Kelsang Gyatso lie when he claimed that he didn’t receive teachings from H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama?

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) (or “Kadampa Buddhism” / “Modern Buddhism”), makes a big fuss about Guru Yoga, using this teaching to demand utmost obedience from his followers in the name of “Guru Devotion”. 899 more words


A Reverie

I was lost in some deep reverie as I stood on the platform, waiting for my train. The platform was a chaos of people…

People from different walks of life, bound to different destinations, presenting a brief glimpse of their worlds to a casual observer. 1,629 more words


Learning in the Guru-Shishya Parampara

Tabla like any other Indian traditional art (or I could traditional art period) has always been taught in the traditional guru-shishya parampara. According to Wiki – 618 more words


The Role of Teacher

What is the role of a spiritual teacher?  All teachers have different personalities and are different people.  However, if they have attained enlightenment then they do not consider themselves merely a person.   981 more words