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Lo Sar Tashi Delek!

“There is no problem other than the thought.” –Lama Norlha Rinpoche  When I was running a household and raising my daughter, I eventually learned to streamline the more mundane aspects of my life, such as housework and meal preparation, with the … Continue reading

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Cultivating bat-quanimity

Equanimity is a quality of our Buddha nature, along with love, compassion, and joy—something we all possess in our innermost being, though sometimes we have to work hard to locate it underneath the surface turbulence. The word equanimity in English … Continue reading

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The Most Fun You Can Have

February 2010 Dear Friends, Losar Tashi Delek! Happy Tibetan New Year! (as of February 14) I don’t know if our local groundhog saw his/her shadow on February 2. (As you know, every day is Groundhog Day here in retreat.) My … Continue reading

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The Morning Show and 29 Years

December 2009-January 2010 I rarely have time to look out the window these days, as I sometimes did earlier in retreat. Looking at the mind turns out to be much more compelling anyway. But I do occasionally have a chance … Continue reading

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Happiness 102

November 2008 A previous post focused on Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s advice that the secret to happiness in this lifetime is, in all our relationships, to focus on people’s good qualities and kindness rather than on their faults and negative behavior. … Continue reading

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We Are All Superheroes!

July 2008 When I was a child, my hero was the cartoon character Mighty Mouse: “Here I come to save the day! Mighty Mouse is on the way!” Share on Facebook

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You Can Do It!

Enlightenment seems so…unattainable. Why even sit down to meditate, when the goal is so far away? You can watch a whole movie in two hours, bake a cake in one. But wait! The Buddha says it can be done; he … Continue reading

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