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Mindfulness & Awareness : Bringing Wisdom Into Society - Lerab Ling,France May 14–17...

Dalai Lama's reminder about why thinking about death is important

Acceptance of the unacceptable is the greatest source of grace in this world ~ Eckhart Tolle

This is the first picture of Trijang Rinpoche I saw as a kid. I didn't really know who he was, but upon seeing this picture, I started to cry and feel emotional in a good way. I borrowed the picture and photocopied it and kept it on my shrine at home. I keep this picture on my shrine now wherever I am

Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Wheel inscribed with Om, Mani Padmi, hum (the prayer of compassion) and subject of my first class on meditation given in 1993.

The 2200 pagodas of Bagan in Myanmar (former Burma) belong to the most impresives archeological sites on earth. Although the site was nominated as a UNESCO cultural heritage in 2002 the restoration process is still ongoing and very difficult.

The Pure View The Dalai Lama and Sogyal Rinpoche: A Roaring Silence? This is a guest-post by an author who wishes to remain anonymous, who recently contacted me through a mutual friend. Having covered in this blog matters of interest concerning the transmission of Buddhism in the West and particularly the UK, this though-provoking article is pertinent, so I am...