Category Archives: Karma

Catching a cold: a lesson in discovering non-duality!

My brother’s Au pair had a cold when I visited a few days ago. A day later I had one, too! Sigh! A vivid reminder, how we human beings share our happiness and suffering in this life with each other. … Continue reading

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Your religion is not important

Yesterday friend of mine sent me an email with a a brief dialogue between the Brazilian theologist Leonardo Boff and the Dalai Lama, which deeply touched me. Here is what Leonardo, one of the renovators of the Theology of Freedom, … Continue reading

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How to change my mind

Over the last week and a half we have moved to a new house. It was a busy and stressful time and I didn’t manage to practice much or post on my blog. We are settling into our new home … Continue reading

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How I get stuck when I try to watch my mind

The first step in working with mind is to develop mindfulness and awareness so I can become more aware of what is going on in my mind. This makes sense to me, because if I am not able to see … Continue reading

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Meeting three old friends (or enemies …)

Reflecting on karma over the last few days I came across three old friends, to be precise, actually enemies that are disguising as friends. I am sure you are already guessing who they are. Here is how they popped up … Continue reading

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How Buddha gained the knowledge of karma

Over the past few days I have looked for teachings on karma in my favorite Dharma books to help me start reflecting on my new topic. I always find stories about the Buddha very inspiring and was delighted when I … Continue reading

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What is the teaching of Buddha about?

If you are reading this post chances are that you are a Buddhist practitioner. Imagine someone comes up to you and asks: “What is the teaching of Buddha really about?” Reflect for a moment. What would you say? There are … Continue reading

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Karma is calling me

We had a Tsunami warning today because of the disastrous earth quake in Chile. I heard some sirens go off briefly around 5 am but didn’t find out about the warning till about 7 am when our land lady called … Continue reading

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