Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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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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The Art of Being Human

Everybody wants praise and nobody wants blame. Everybody wants to be thought of well and nobody wants to be thought of poorly. These characteristic human concerns preoccupy us daily and can cause a lot of anxiety and confusion. But Buddhist teachings tell us this doesn’t have to be so. At this week’s Tricycle Retreat, Jetsunma […]

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This Week in Retreat: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo on Letting Go

This week, Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo teaches on Gain and Loss (everyone wants the former, nobody, the latter), two of the “Eight Worldly Concerns.” Plenty of discussion follows.  One participant writes, Your teachings are so clear and understandable to me. Thank you so very much for them! I suffer the most from my anticipation of loss…particularly […]

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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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