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April monastery discussion: tips for keeping practice fresh

Palpung Thubten Choling Monastery, my home base, has been hosting a monthly sangha discussion via Zoom during the covid pandemic. The theme for March was “Refreshing Our Practice,” and by enthusiastic request we are continuing that general theme for a … Continue reading

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Bringing procrastination to the path

In 2013, Lama Jamdron gave a seminar at KTC called “Bringing Distraction and Procrastination to the Path.” It was a great topic, and I was reminded of it this week when the New York Times ran an article on why … Continue reading

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37 practices: verse 3, part 1 of 2

3. To rely on solitude When I avoid conditions that disturb me, / Emotional afflictions lose their strength. When there are no distractions to engage me, / My dharma practice grows to fill the space. Awareness – knowing – rigpa … Continue reading

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Mind the gap: digital edition

As you may know, we had a visit last week at KTC from Dr. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of The Distraction Addiction and teacher of contemplative computing. He talked to us about some ways to tame the hold digital technology … Continue reading

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