My mind is on its way to becoming “an open doorway,” as Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche teaches. Perhaps the formerly closed/locked doors of perception are opening.
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The Study and practice of yoga is not complete without…Patanjallis
On Sunday 10 March we marched alongside hundreds of Tibetans through the streets of London to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1959 uprising and protest against Beijing’s occupation of Tibet.
A challenge to improvement that which has been spoiled through neglect can be rejuvenated with effort. Receiving this hexagram is an indication that there is a defect in the attitude of oneself, another or one's society that requires correction. For me this comes at...
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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa. The mind should never be separated from loving kindness and compassion. Loving-kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separated from emptiness. These are the key teachings.
“As you wish to be happy, so you should wish others to be happy too. As you wish to be free from suffering, so you should wish that all beings may also be free from suffering. You should think, “May all living creatures find happiness and the cause of happiness. May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. May they always have perfect happiness free from suffering. May they live in equanimity, without attachment or hatred but with love towards all without any discrimination.”
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