Tag Archives: Suffering

Seeds of compassion

“Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform the calamity and misfortune into the path.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama I am not a coffee drinker so in the morning … Continue reading

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“I just don’t want a poor person”

“These are people that are great, brilliant business minds. That’s what we need. That’s what we have to have. So the world doesn’t take advantage. We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore. I love all people. It … Continue reading

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Riding and living through the pain

“Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” –  Katharine Hepburn Suffering on bicycle is a point of pride for many cyclist, me included. Pedaling on a flat, windless, 70 degree day is easy, anyone can do that. But the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh turned 90 years old yesterday. Words can’t even describe what this man’s books, thoughts, and actions have meant to me. To celebrate his birthday I thought I would share some of … Continue reading

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Article: 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

For any of you interested, curious or just befuddled about Buddhism the following article is a wonderful introduction to the belief: Are You Spiritual But Not Religious? 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

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Banging our heads

For the last three years a female cardinal (yes I know the difference) has journeyed to our home late January through mid March. I realize this doesn’t sound very interesting but what she does during the day, everyday is. This … Continue reading

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A Buddha’s truth: Nothing last forever

Buddha’s Four Noble Truths 1. Life is characterized by impermanence and suffering, or Dukkha (suffering). 2. The Origin of Dukkha is attachment to desire. 3. The cessation (end) of Dukkha is achieved, not by belief, but by the contemplation, understanding, … Continue reading

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