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    Thought renunciation, February 23rd, 2009 Paid Member

    Renunciation is an effective way to break the “top ten tapes” we play in our heads over and over again. We know most of our thoughts well because we have thought the same thoughts repeatedly. Have you noticed that after a while they do not contribute anything to your understanding or well-being? When was the last time you had an original thought? It is a wonderful practice to renounce a thought after having it more than two or three times. More »
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    Compassion is Important, February 9, 2009 Paid Member

    Everybody thinks that compassion is important, and everyone has compassion. True enough, but the Buddha gave uncommon quintessential instructions when he taught the methods for cultivating compassion, and the differences are extraordinarily important. More »
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    Weekly Teaching, January 26th, 2009 Paid Member

    How would we feel if one of our children was overpowered by a serious disease and did some terrible things without knowing what he or she was doing? We should try to view someone dear who suddenly hurts us in the same light. If we can see that person is out of control and sick with negative emotions, we will not feel so much hatred and disgust. There may be resentment, and we may not be able to love that person more than before, but almost automatically there will be a certain sympathy that will lessen or end our hatred and allow us to forgive. More »
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    Weekly Teaching, February 2, 2009 Paid Member

    There is a tradition of reciting prayers of request to the spiritual teachers of the lineage at the beginning of each study session, starting with the Buddha Shakyamuni and ending with our own personal teachers. What do we request? More »