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Benefiting others Bodhisattva Dharma Enlightenment Mahayana Solace suffering The Secret ones.

The Secret Ones

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What is the deep listening?

Sema is a greeting from the secret ones

inside the heart, a letter.

[Divani Shamsi Tabriz, Rumi: The Big Red Book]

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The Right Way to Seek Happiness

I came to wherever I am for the purpose of solving a problem. This might be same for all of you with many different colors, languages, status, and beliefs. Such a problem surely exists not only in human beings like me but also in all conscious, wishful, and desirous beings. To put it very simply […]

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Compassion is the Driving Force of Bodhisattvas

To reiterate what some others have said in their blog posts, Rangjung Yeshe is a special Institution that combines a monastic style approach with “western” academic classes. Through this blog I have read many inspiring testimonials about Rangjung Yeshe and really do think that the Institute deserves the praise it has gotten and more. Yet […]

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A glittering drop on the streets of Boudha

Nepal is certainly not a rich country regarding the material properties of the people who live here. Sometimes it is simply heartbreaking to see how many hardships people have to undergo in their daily lives while we students from the West are so fortunate to be able to choose how and where we want to […]