DON’T BE LIKE A PARROT RECITING ‘MANI’ MANTRAS. The most valuable investment in the universe, dealing with demons/obstacle-makersand the importance of motivation and discipline when accepting ‘food of faith’ offerings and reciting rituals and texts (17th Karmapa Spring 2022 teachings, Day 3)

"By thinking of all sentient beings As more precious than a wish-fulfilling jewel For accomplishing the highest aim, I will always hold them dear." ---Geshe Langri Thangpa “In this world there are many valuable things than cannot be bought by money and require merit. In any case, whether we have money or not depends on… Continue reading DON’T BE LIKE A PARROT RECITING ‘MANI’ MANTRAS. The most valuable investment in the universe, dealing with demons/obstacle-makersand the importance of motivation and discipline when accepting ‘food of faith’ offerings and reciting rituals and texts (17th Karmapa Spring 2022 teachings, Day 3)

‘NEVER TAKING AN ORDINARY BREATH’: ASPIRING BODHICITTA AND EXCHANGING SELF WITH OTHERS. The unbearable compassion of the boy 8th Karmapa who slept with a calf and the extraordinary life of Kadampa mind-training master, Geshe Langri Thangpa (Day Two, Spring Teachings, 17th Karmapa)

"Benefiting others depends at root on giving awayYour happiness to others and taking their pains upon yourself" ---from 8th Karmapa's 'Good Deeds' (Verse Ten) "If you cannot even get your mind around people (including those you do not like) having good fortune in this lifetime, but at the same time think ‘oh I will give… Continue reading ‘NEVER TAKING AN ORDINARY BREATH’: ASPIRING BODHICITTA AND EXCHANGING SELF WITH OTHERS. The unbearable compassion of the boy 8th Karmapa who slept with a calf and the extraordinary life of Kadampa mind-training master, Geshe Langri Thangpa (Day Two, Spring Teachings, 17th Karmapa)