Lama Garchen Rinpoche

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When you have pure bodhicitta, pure compassion, this is great equanimity which is impartial toward self and others. Then you will naturally understand the true nature of your mind. – Garchen Rinpoche His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche is a Drikung Kagyu lama who was known in the thirteenth century as the Siddha Gar Chodingpa, a heart… Read more »

Norman Fischer

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“We now see that the only way that we could love ourselves is by loving others, and the only way that we could truly love others is to love ourselves. The difference between self-love and love of others is very small, once we really understand.” – Norman Fischer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a poet and… Read more »

Cheri Huber

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“It is not my experience that we are here to fix the world, that we are here to change anything at all. I think we are here so the world can change us. And if part of that change is that the suffering of the world moves us to compassion, to awareness, to sympathy, to… Read more »

Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula

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“First of all, Buddhism is neither pessimistic nor optimistic. If anything at all, it is realistic, for it takes a realistic view of life and the world. It looks at things objectively (yathābhūtam). It does not falsely lull you into living in a fool’s paradise, nor does it frighten and agonize you with all kinds… Read more »