Tag Archives: Noble Truths

Weathering the rapids

People I meet almost invariably remark, sometimes with a hint of wistfulness, how quiet and peaceful it must be to live at a Buddhist monastery. Not at all, I assure them—on the contrary! Share on Facebook

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Return of The Blog

As explained in the introduction, I got permission at the beginning of my three-year Tibetan Buddhist retreat to keep in touch with the New Hampshire sangha by means of a monthly letter that would be posted on their website. When … Continue reading

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Happiness 101

October 2008 A few years ago, during one of Lama Norlha Rinpoche’s visits to New Hampshire, he gave a public talk at the Unitarian Church in Portsmouth on the topic of how to be happy. The gist of his advice … Continue reading

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Raccoon Story

August 2008 For the past few weeks, we’ve been entertained almost every day by a family of raccoons: a mother and five cubs. The cubs are SO cute! They climb the chicken wire enclosure where the guinea hens used to … Continue reading

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