Our dear beloved Ram Dass passed on peacefully from this transient life on Sunday, surrounded by an abundance of love. He was a spiritual pioneer and influential bridge between East and West, and at the forefront of those who brought liberating Dharma to our Western world. He opened our hearts
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Profound and tranquil, free from complexity, uncompounded luminous clarity, beyond the mind of conceptual ideas; this is the depth of the mind of the Victorious Ones. In this, there is not a thing to be removed, nor anything that needs to be added. It is merely the immaculate looking naturally
“Confusion, I was taught, is the beginning of understanding, the first stage of letting go of the neuronal gossip that used to keep you chained to very specific ideas about who you are and what you’re capable of. Confusion, in other words, is the first step on the path to
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." ~Maya Angelou
"We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that's what's
"Pretend you are an old man watching children play, I suggested to myself. Just watch, delighted, even though you know the obstacles, the heartbreaks, the sorrows, the jolts. You know these things. Now is your time to stand at the edge and watch the water flow by. Just watch, without getting
“When we become fundamentally aware of the mind’s incessant need to reify experience into fixed categories that are convenient to the self, then we are learning Buddhism.” ~ Victor Hori “Sweet and Sour Buddhism”
“There is no need to be afraid of having faults, because knowing we have them can help us to improve. If you considered yourself perfect, would you still want to meditate and cultivate your practice?” ~ Master Sheng-Yen “How to Be Faultless”
Some of my bestest and smartestest, committed 64-72 year old friends, thinkers and activists "as a cohort of like-minded spirits", have decided not to retire--from their important and impactful roles in society-- for another 5 years, at least till the Trump era is over, although some have been slowing down,
Recently at a small core sangha Sunday gathering at my home, a long-time Dzogchen Dharma student shared his current elder-thoughts on pride and gratitude. While his message was simple, I was struck by the enormity of its meaning and how easily, in our day to day being, we forget to be thankful and appreciate all who've been part of our