Tilopa

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Kye ho! Listen with sympathy! With insight into your sorry worldly predicament, realising that nothing can last, that all is as dreamlike illusion, meaningless illusion provoking frustration and boredom, turn around and abandon your mundane pursuits. – Tilopa The Karma Kagyu lineage traces itself back over two hundred years before the first Karmapa, to the… Read more »

Frank Ostaseski on Bearing Witness

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Caregiving from a Buddhist perspective is a recognition that this person’s suffering is also my suffering. When I see that, whether I’m the person in the bed or the person making the bed, I have to confront this precariousness. Buddhist practice can help us enormously in continuing to give our attention to what’s actually appearing,… Read more »

Preah Maha Ghosananda

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Cambodia has suffered deeply. From deep suffering comes deep compassion. From deep compassion comes a peaceful heart. From a peaceful heart comes a peaceful person. From a peaceful person comes a peaceful family and community. From peaceful communities comes a peaceful nation. From peaceful nations come a peaceful world. – Preah Maha Ghosananda During the… Read more »

Stephen Levine

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“We are motivated more by aversion to the unpleasant than by a will toward truth, freedom, or healing. We are constantly attempting to escape our life, to avoid rather than enter our pain, and we wonder why it is so difficult to be fully alive.” – Stephen Levine Stephen Levine is a poet and teacher… Read more »