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Tag: spiritual path

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

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Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong 40 ~Correct All Wrongs With One Intention

This is part 40 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind-training technique We encounter obstacles in our spiritual path all the time. Sometimes they’re external like being busy with work, family crisis, becoming ill or any number of things life throws our way….

Every Breath

Every day I die again And every morning wake to a new life There can be new dreams, new outlooks, A new life born every day Every moment I die again And every moment I begin again A new breath moving into my lungs…

Lojong Slogan 37 ~ Don't make gods into demons

This is part 37 of my series on Lojong~ A Buddhist mind training technique When we first start to engage with the practice of loving kindness and compassion through the Lojong teachings it seems very practical, gentle and full of wisdom. After some time…

Lojong Slogan 35 ~ Don't try to be the fastest

This is part 35 of my series on Lojong ~ A Buddhist mind training technique This slogan asks that we slow down, take time to experience life instead of rushing for the next goal. Our society here in the west is very focused on…

Lojong Slogan 21~ Always maintain only a joyful mind

This is part 21 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist Mind Training. Being joyful sometimes seems boring in our world. We like to feel the excitement of drama; arguing, feeling stress, complaining with others. We see all of the problems in our world from…

Lojong 20: Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one

This is part 20 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training practice. This slogan asks us to look within to see how we are doing on our spiritual path. Often times we are tempted to ask others for their opinion, or to seek…

The garden of peace

The Path

We often think we know what we want and what will be best for us. Oftentimes, though, the universe has other plans! We fight against going with the flow when the flow will bring us to the exact place we need to be for…