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HOW TO MEET DEATH WITH FREEDOM

In TRAINING by Erik Pema Kunsang

Awareness, that ephemeral conscious entity which everybody feels but rarely grasps, is not something that ceases when the body dies. A clear mind, based on knowledge and insight, makes us fearless and reduces the anxiety.

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NEPAL

In POETRY by Lee Weingrad

Nepal, the fragile beauty of this moment, celebration and mourning dance of what is and what is not, and what is yet to be.

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GRATITUDE

In GRACEFUL LIVING by Beth Lee-Herbert0 Comments

The cornerstone of my spiritual life can be summed up with one word: gratitude. Without gratitude, no matter how “spiritual” I might look or act, my heart is closed and cold, and there is no room for the mystery of the divine.

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SONG FROM GUHYAGARBHA TANTRA

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang

The voice is the voice of the awakened state and by singing it you grow closer to being what you fundamentally are. Herein lies a tremendous inspiration and blessing. This is the religion for our times, which transcends cultural limitations.

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BOUDHANATH THE HERMITAGE OF AWAKENING

In PILGRIMAGE by Erik Pema Kunsang

It is from here as well that the Buddha’s teachings flow to the rest of the planet, the wonderful teachings on respecting all living beings, on uncovering our humanity and finding the deepest insight possible, the awakened state that is the nature of our minds.

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THE CORE

In INSIGHTS by Jacek Dziubiński

Suddenly his heart filled with an anxiety so terrible he felt as if someone had turned off the power. Everything he had been thinking of up to that point, what he had prized and planned, suddenly lost its meaning.

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COMMON GROUND OF BUDDHISM AND ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

In LIFE by Erik Meier Carlsen

I’ve always sought, that this prayer ask for an attitude, which I found so characteristic and fundamental in Buddhism. And some years ago I was struck, when I found a very similar advice in the famous Bodhicaryavatara by 8th century Indian Buddhist master Shantideva of Nalanda Monastic University.

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A GATEWAY TO SHAMBHALA PART I

In STORYTELLING by Douglas J. Penick

The vision of Shambhala is not a vision of something seen, but rather a way of seeing and perceiving and acting in the context of the phenomenal world. The Kingdom of Shambhala is an innate and spontaneous longing to realize the freedom of the awakened state within the context of our existing social life.