Creativity in the Time of Corona

One of my beloved dharma teachers, Katy Brennan, leads a lunchtime meditation every Thursday at the Kadampa Meditation Center NYC. Because of the pandemic, she now conducts her class via live streaming video. She sent the following dharma thoughts to her core students prior to today's class. It's so beautifully written (no surprise, since Katy …

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Bodh Gaya

My dear friend Barry Fahrer took this stunning shot at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. © Barry Fahrer 2019 Bodh Gaya is home to a direct descendant of the Bodhi Tree under which Shakyamuni Buddha attained enlightenment. Barry Fahrer is an excellent photographer and I look forward to sharing more of his photos of India, …

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Faith that Works

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do …

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Touch of Grey*

“It’s very simple. As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed at twenty-two, you’d always be as ignorant as you were at twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It’s growth. It’s more than the negative that you’re going to die, it’s also the positive that you understand you’re going to die, and …

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