Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Power of Mind in Buddhist Thought

Realizing the true source of Joy The Power of  Mind in Buddhist Thought By Pema Khandro “Mind is the seed of the world’s joy and the remedy for it’s suffering.” – Shantideva Buddhist philosophy centers on the power of mind. Our perceptual habits can imprison us. Yet, when the nature of mind is understood, then … Continue reading The Power of Mind in Buddhist Thought

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Bodhichitta – A Warrior’s Nourishment

A change in circumstance itself is only liberating if we allow ourselves to change with change, by letting go of the compulsion to control, manipulate and blame. We must abide in full presence long enough to bear the discomforts that require us to rely on bodhichitta. There are times when Bodhichita is our only nourishment … Continue reading Bodhichitta – A Warrior’s Nourishment

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A New Kind of Hero

It’s time for a story of a new kind of hero and heroine. The story of the hero who conquers through aggression and is doomed to be isolated from the people he loves the most – that is outdated. The story of the successful CEO that dies of a stress induced heart-attack at a young … Continue reading A New Kind of Hero

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Desire Could Be Liberating

Every person wants to be loved for “who they are,” what if we also loved the objects of desire in this way? What if we enjoyed things for what they really are; lacking any security or confirmation, temporary and ineffable. That is the experience known as “emptiness,” (Tib. tong pa nyid; Skt. shunyata). Its the … Continue reading Desire Could Be Liberating

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Doubts Are the Basis For Learning

Doubts don’t necessarily imply that there is something fundamentally flawed about what we are doubting. Having doubts about the Buddhist teachings is not a problem. Quite the contrary, it is a very important part of getting to know the teachings and vigorously questioning our own minds. Doubts arise for many reasons. Perhaps the wisdom we … Continue reading Doubts Are the Basis For Learning

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Warriorship Beyond Fight or Flight

The idea of warriorship comes from the Tibetan term for Bodhisattva (byang chub sems pa). This describes the mind set on awakening, (Tib byang chub sems) and the person who as the hero or warrior with that mind (Tib dpa’ bo). Therefore it could literally be translated as awakened mind warrior or hero with enlightened … Continue reading Warriorship Beyond Fight or Flight

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Like Images in a Mirror

“All the variety of things and ideas are like images in a mirror: Void of appearances, there is yet no emptiness; If (this paradox) is left unresolved As to being identical or different, complacency prevails — Know the experience thoroughly for what it is straight away.” ~ Longchenpa Excerpt from Now That I Have Come … Continue reading Like Images in a Mirror

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What to do when emotions are tumultuous?

“What shall I do when forever emotional reactions and frustrations are raging in tumultuous waves? Then quickly don the armor of perseverance, and in order to let the turbid state of mind and mental events be cleared, set out on the path of sheer lucency, of immaculate pristine cognition, and let no obstacles impede the … Continue reading What to do when emotions are tumultuous?

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Restoring Psychological Balance Through Hor-me Therapy

One of the most widely practiced home remedies in Tibetan Medicine used by families and Amchis (Tibetan doctors) as part of the Tibetan Medicine oral tradition. Horme has many applications and especially used for restoring balance in the case of “wind disorders” such as agitation, depletion or weakness. Horme is traditionally used for emergencies, for … Continue reading Restoring Psychological Balance Through Hor-me Therapy

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What is Tibetan Yoga?

Tibetan Yoga practices regulate the flow of energy in the body and mind in order to remove negative tendencies and blocks. The goal is to allow our natural state of sanity and wisdom to emerge. Tibetan Yoga practices vary according to each lineage and tradition, though some practices are more common, such as the nine … Continue reading What is Tibetan Yoga?

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