Category Archives: 05 Preciousness of Human Birth

Gratitude

I had to leave early today to drive to the airport for a two and a half month journey to Europe. After stopping over for a few days on the mainland to see some friends, I will visit my family … Continue reading

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The Han at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center

A few days ago I came across a very inspiring image of the Han at the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. Tassajara was founded by Suzuki Roshi, who I quoted in my last post. I find the inscription a great reminder … Continue reading

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A New Year – a new beginning

For Tibetans, the main festival of the year is the New Year, which is like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and your birthday all rolled into one. Patrul Rinpoche was a great master whose life was full of eccentric episodes that would … Continue reading

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Waking up my stubborn mind

When I wake up in the morning, my mind is usually very groggy and dull and this makes it a good challenge to think of the Dharma. I try to say to myself “How lucky you are to be alive … Continue reading

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