Monthly Archives: November 2014

Four Travel Essentials Part 3: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

Part 3: What to do when it’s the Destination Not the Journey One of the most stressful memories I have of traveling was not the time when I was on the way to teach a retreat in California and was detained in Canada. My passport had been lost, meanwhile the retreat participants had already arrived … Continue reading Four Travel Essentials Part 3: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

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Four Travel Essentials Part 2: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

Part Two: The Spice of Life A key to avoiding jet-lag is including a fair amount of warming spices in your meals. Two to favor during travel are garlic and ginger. Why are ginger and garlic travel essentials? The key to staying relaxed and balanced during and after airplane travel is to support the “downward … Continue reading Four Travel Essentials Part 2: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

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Four Travel Essentials Part 1: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

Four Travel Essentials: Tibetan Medicine tricks to help you stay healthy during travel Part One: Lube Up! Don’t let travel be more stressful, exhausting and health draining than it needs to be. Here are four things I never travel without doing. Do these in lieu of the four things most people do to guarantee travel exhaustion. Let … Continue reading Four Travel Essentials Part 1: Tricks from Tibetan Medicine to help avoid exhaustion from holiday travel

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Anniversary of Yogi – Ngakpa Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

Today is the anniversary of the passing away of one of the great Tibetan Lamas who was also a Yogi (Ngakpa). (1) He came to the west, trained and ordained many westerners, including women. Here is a quote to celebrate him. “A completely awakened state is enlightenment, the unwavering recognition of the absolute nature of … Continue reading Anniversary of Yogi – Ngakpa Lama Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

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Vajrayana Meditation Enhances Brain Performance

Meditation is Not A One Size Fits All Practice Of course we all know that different meditation techniques would have different results, but since so many scientific studies have focused on MBSR techniques, Vajrayana meditation techniques have been understudied. Still, Vajrayana meditation is slowly becoming the focus of the dialogue between science and asian meditation … Continue reading Vajrayana Meditation Enhances Brain Performance

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Lha Bab Duchen – Buddhist Holiday

  In the Buddha’s life stories this time celebrates the time when the Buddha came back down to earth after a period of teaching in the higher realms.  It is commemorated on the ninth lunar month and the twenty second day, according to the Tibetan Calendar. The tradition says that Buddha had gone to the … Continue reading Lha Bab Duchen – Buddhist Holiday

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Celebrating Buddhist Wisdom – Lha Bab Duchen

Whether we know it or not, ritual is a part of lives. We usually are unconscious about the thousands of rituals we perform every day, and these rituals solidify and confirm particular ways of being. In Buddhism, daily rituals are used to make a connection with innate wisdom and compassion and in a sense to rehearse our more awakened qualities.

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Mind is like the sky

“Mind, continual source of meanings, is like the sky: The sky is Mind, genuine meaningfulness, Without duality, complete and identical with itself — Understand it thoroughly straight away.” ~ Longchenpa Excerpt from Now That I Have Come to Die, p. 47

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Desire – Reflection of Buddha-Nature

Desire is also a reflection of the radiance of Buddha-nature, our wakefulness to the sparkling, sacred qualities of existence. We glow with it. Our world is lit up when we are in it. In the surge of desire, we feel alive, tantalized and joyous. How then could it go so wrong at times? How then … Continue reading Desire – Reflection of Buddha-Nature

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Anger and Sanity

Transforming emotions is a matter of harnessing the basic energy of the emotion itself. This can be done in three steps. Anytime we have a knee-jerk reaction in one moment, we can still transform it in the next moment. First, we have to notice our own experience. As soon as we catch ourselves and realize, … Continue reading Anger and Sanity

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