Working with Impulse

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Question: Human beings seem to be limited in our ability to express the impulses that stem from deep within ourselves.  Is this limitation inherited through our culture, or is it a basic human limitation?  And if it is, must we always be, as it were, alone with our experience? Ram Dass: I think our inability to… Read more »

Exploring our Awareness through Suffering

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In order to be able to cultivate awareness of the intuitive heart, you have to finally come to terms with things like suffering and death. Many of us respond to them with denial, because it’s just too much, and you close the heart to protect yourself, with despair. To that extent you are not able to be with… Read more »

The Nature of a Teacher

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“When you forget all your dualistic ideas, everything becomes your teacher, and everything can be the object of worship.” – Shunryu Suzuki If several teachers are available in your area, how do you select one? I say in your area, because you needn’t go far afield to begin meditation. To travel all over looking for… Read more »

Dealing with Burnout in our Acts of Service

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We all play our part…and act…and burn out…and are helped or help ourselves to stand up again. As we struggle against the challenges and frustrations inherent in service, we will find good counsel, many methods, and much support. The particular approach we have shared is just one, to be called upon, as appropriate, in conjunction… Read more »