Into the Heart of Life

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Happiness

From chapter 3 of our current Tricycle Retreat leader Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s new book, Into the Heart of Life, We’d all like to be happy. And we expend a great deal of effort trying to make ourselves happy. Through the centuries people have pondered this dilemma of how to be happy and stay happy. So […]

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Karma

From chapter 2 of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo’s new book, Into the Heart of Life, Let us explore the nature of karma, because I think karma is quite misunderstood in the West. There are various understandings in different religious traditions of the meaning of karma, but here we’ll examine the Buddhist understanding of the term. Actually, […]

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Into the Heart of Life

Our inherent nature is filled with wisdom, love, and power. We already have all these qualities as our birthright but somehow they are locked away and we seem to have mislaid the key. We need to develop trust in our own abilities and innate understanding. Often in our hearts we know what we should do—but […]

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Is contemplating your death morbid? No! It’s useful.

In my home and next to my desk at work hangs a short text, The Four Reminders, as composed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The second reminder reads: But death is real,Comes without warning.This bodyWill be a corpse. There are many different versions of The Four Reminders, some attributed to the historical Buddha and others composed […]

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