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Qualities of a Spiritual Teacher

Remembering the kindness of the guru with Ven. Khadro

Stories about Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe from Venerable Sangye Khadro’s experience.

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Qualities of a Spiritual Teacher

Remembering the kindness of the guru with Ven. Chodron

Stories about Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe from Venerable Thubten Chodron’s experience.

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Nothing is to be removed

Explaining how the uninterrupted path leads to liberated path, transforming buddha nature and the third…

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Yellow autumn leaf in a puddle of rain water
On Mindfulness

Reflections on my good fortune

That I have been able to communicate with you for this long is very special.…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Turning the Dharma wheel and buddha nature

Explaining how the progression of teachings in the three turnings of the wheel presents the…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Four puzzling points

Explaining the four puzzling points, from the section, "A Puzzle", in Chapter 13.

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Stages of the Path

What to do during the actual session

Explaining how to practice mediation in general, continuing the teaching from Chapter 5.

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Half-full cup of coffee in paper cup.
On Mindfulness

The coffee pot: A test of my tolerance

Here, at the prison where I live, everyone dreads the coffee pot. Unlike a majority…

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Geshe Tenzin Chodrak (Dadul Namgyal) smiling, a smiling student offering a khata in the background.
Living with Impermanence

To Geshela with appreciation

I have been thinking a lot about Geshela and I wanted to share some of…

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Stages of the Path

The six preparatory practices

Explaining the six preparatory practices and describing the seven-limb prayer, from Chapter 5.

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Ethics in the Modern World

Buddhist ethics in the age of technology

A discussion on how developers can integrate core Buddhist teachings into the design of technology…

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