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DHARMA QUOTE of the WEEK-by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa Posted by Paul DiSegna on August 2, 2016

Don't Pull the Dog's TailHe says Tibetans are unique because we value the practice of Buddhism. He gives the example of Tibetan mothers who in the course of a day point repeatedly toward suffering. They tell their children: don't kill the ant, it will suffer; don't pour hot water on the soil, the earthworm will feel the sting and the heat will cau...

ZEN QUOTE of the WEEK - Zen Master Seung Sahn Posted by Paul DiSegna on July 29, 2016

DRY COGNITION CANNOT HELP YOUR LIFEEven if you understand all the Buddha's speech, if you cannot demonstrate this understanding when called upon, it is worth nothing. Dry cognition cannot help your life. Even if you read all the eighty-four thousand sutras and attend dharma talks regularly, it will not help you as much as experiencing one moment o...

Ocean of Dharma- The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa Posted by Paul DiSegna on July 28, 2016

Ocean of Dharma- The Everyday Wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa
HOT BOREDOM, COOL BOREDOMHot boredom is like being locked in a padded cell. You are bored, miserable, and irritated. You will probably experience lots of that in your meditation practice. Behind the boredom, or even within it, you feel something refreshing: cool boredom. With cool boredom, you don't feel imprisoned. Cool boredom is quite spacious,...