Monday, September 29, 2008


Be kind whenever possible. (It is always possible.) His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Give me Strength

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
We are perplexed, but not in despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 8,9

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and look at all beings with the eyes of compassion.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Twelve Turnings of The Wheel


SUFFERING: Recognition: This is suffering.
Encouragement: Suffering should be understood.
Realization: Suffering is understood.

ARISING OF SUFFERING: Recognition: There is an ignoble way that has led to suffering.
Encouragement: That ignoble way should be understood.
Realization: That ignoble way is understood.

CESSATION OF SUFFERING: Recognition: Well-Being is possible.
Encouragement: Well-Being should be obtained.
Realization: Well-Being is obtained.

HOW WELL BEING ARISES: Recognition: There is a noble path that leads to Well-Being.
Encouragement: This noble path has to be lived.
Realization: This noble path is lived.