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Buddhist humour – happy enlightenment 😊

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Finding enlightenment in the in-between state

It takes some training to equate complete letting go with comfort. But in fact, “nothing to hold on to” is the root of happiness. There’s a sense of freedom when we accept that we’re not in control… This may lead … Continue reading

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The Emptiness Survival Kit is finally here. Happy positive disintegration!

How is your June going, fellow nomads? I am dealing with the opposite of empty. We have received a call and are hosting a Ukrainian refugee family. That required quite a bit of prep and paperwork. Suddenly there are 3 … Continue reading

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Resilience in Buddhism, a different perspective to find happiness, joy and peace #burnout #unemployment #anxiety

When you find yourself in a predicament, see it from a different point of view. “Happiness is sorrow, sorrow is happiness. There is happiness in difficulty, difficulty in happiness”. If it’s so bad it’s impossible, know it too shall pass, … Continue reading

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Loving awareness – what does it feel like?

What does loving awareness feel like? I had no idea before. It was just a concept. Like one of my spiritual friends says, all you need to do is meditate and answers will come (or rather questions will dissolve but … Continue reading

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A closing chant

On the course with Ani Pema where we learn to “live purposefully and die fearlessly”, I learned this chant that one can also use when dying. Another way is to close meditation or retreat with it. We chant it at … Continue reading

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Precept #5 of the Order of Interbeing. The realization of perfect understanding is Bodhisattva’s only career

Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Live simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. The Eight … Continue reading

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Ram Dass’s legendary course on Bhagavad Gita

I have not ever signed up for a course this fast. I am beyond excited and so glad that it was recreated for those of us who were not there (or born) in 1974! Ram Dass talks about Bhagavad Gita … Continue reading

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Contemplating death five times a day brings happiness

I am preparing for a home retreat on impermanence with Pema Chodron (Buddhist nun) and these are the five reminders we were told to keep with us daily. I relate.

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