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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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Another Aphorism

A discerning reader inquired as to why there was only one aphorism, since the topic merited a tag. So I looked back through the list I kept in retreat and found a few more that might be of use in … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Silence

March 2010 Dear friends, After our six months of silence last year, a frequent question from correspondents was, what was it like? In one way, not much different from the rest of the two-plus years of retreat so far, since … Continue reading

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One Year

December 2008 This is the final month of our first year of three-year retreat. On January 5, 2009, year two begins. Lama Norlha Rinpoche used to say that during the first year of retreat, everyone always thinks they made a … Continue reading

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