Generating the Enlightened Heart

Cultivating the Enlightened Heart is developing Bodhicitta, the awakening of compassion and wisdom – the great compassionate wish for the wellbeing of all sentient beings, combined with the understanding of…

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We all want to be happy

Of course, we all want to be happy! It’s universal and legitimate. We seek happiness in everything we do – why should following a spiritual path be any different? Maybe the question is: do we seek temporary happiness and relief from suffering or are we aiming… (more…)

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Remembered Previous Lives

In this BBC documentary, the possibility of remembering past lives is discussed. Some children can remember exact & verifiable details of their prior life they never could have come to know in this their current child life. These details can be objectively and independently confirmed. (more…)

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London views

Endless streams of rushing people Quickly moving at frantic pace Minding the gap Minding their phones Minding their kindles and their books But not minding their own mind at all.…

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The sky and the bird

Tibetan teacher Chögyam Trungpa once opened a class by drawing a V on a large white sheet of poster paper. He then asked those present what he had drawn. Most responded that it was a bird. “No,” he told them. “It’s the sky with a bird flying through it.”

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Luminosity of the mind

Mind, on the ordinary level, is obscured by concepts, different states of thinking and preconceptions, and so on. In order to recognise the essential nature of the mind, therefore, we have to peel off these different layers and clear away these obscurations. Then we shall see the true face of our own minds.

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