The Karmapa Stupa-Crestone, CO.

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The plan to be in Crestone in the summer of 2015 was made the previous winter when registration opened for the regular two weeks of retreat with Tsoknyi Rinpoche. I had been attending two one-week back-to-back retreats with him each … Continue reading

Innocence

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Innocence is something we expect to see in children: seeing no evil, no hidden agendas, having no reason to be pessimistic, downhearted or critical. Innocence knows nothing of failure, incapacity, loss or death.The bubble of innocence cannot be burst. Until … Continue reading

Becoming still

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A few things are starting to emerge from the buzz of being back in North America. The most unsettling and disorienting feature of life in the fast lane is that here, every lane is the fast lane. There is no … Continue reading

I’ll have the Coke, please

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What does this name Lhundrup Choeling mean, anyway? Well, I’ll get to that. It was a lovely afternoon. I had spent the morning with Aryan at the Pentagon College with the social work students talking about recycling and climate science … Continue reading

One Fine Day

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Just for starters, I’m eating samosa chaat prepared by a food stall at Bhat Beitani, the large grocery (Indian owned chain) store next to where I had just picked up my laundry. Two samosas smothered in chopped onions, chana masala, … Continue reading

Tsoknyi Gechak School I

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Yesterday was my first visit to this primary and middle school for girls to present some material called “The Life Cycle of Plastic.” I had been in communication with the school since last October, planning and creating four different climate-related … Continue reading

Compassion I

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When it comes to developing compassion, each of us must find our own way through the  representations of what it is and how to act accordingly. We have unique experiences and capacities which determine, through analysis and feeling, experience, memory, our … Continue reading

The Two Truths: both/and…

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The Two Truths express the dual nature of all phenomena as both real and illusory, or empty. That is the defining premise of this blog. Everything appears to have substance: material reality as well as mental activity, sensation, emotion and … Continue reading