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About larryreside

Technical Administrator for the Westport Lions Club Website and Instructor @ the Peaceful Garden Meditation Group - A Group that studies and practices Buddhist Psychology and Meditation in the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Problems with Untimed Meditation

Some people have the practice of meditating without setting a time limit. There are, however, certain problems with this. The problems arise because, if we meditate until we are too agitated or too dull to continue, then we are only … Continue reading

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Practice NOW while things are going good!!!

I’ve been learning the hard way over the last few years while dealing with Cancer that it’s important to practice while you’re healthy and things are going well. When things are going well, we have the time, and especially the … Continue reading

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Jewish & Buddhist Paths in Relation to Passover

Jewish and Buddhist Paths In Relation to Passover Larry Reside April 7, 2012 There are many similarities between the paths of various religions. This is very true when comparing the Path outlined in Exodus which is told in the Passover … Continue reading

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Is the Universe Evolving?

Some people claim that the universe is evolving and that we need to align ourselves to evolve with it. I have been asked if this is true from the Buddhist point of view. In order to answer this, we need … Continue reading

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Suffering Exists Even After The Universe Ends

A Student Wrote in: Could you explain the meaning of the quote please…thanks. There comes a time when the great ocean dries up and evaporates and no longer exists, but still I say, there is no making an end of … Continue reading

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The Processes of Birth and Death

A Student wrote in the following question: I am not clear on the re-birth, re-incarnation process. How can I best understand it in scientific terms? Or perhaps not even scientific but at least some sort of idea which I can … Continue reading

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My take on Genetics and the Buddhist Concept of Rebirth

I received the following question recently: As I am reading the 5 Wisdoms, just after the diagram no # 16, in the fifth paragraph the entry of the consciousness into the fetus is explained. Yet I don’t understand how genetics … Continue reading

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New Years purification and vows for next year

It is common practice to end the year in Buddhism by reviewing our negative actions and promising to try not to do them again as well as doing purification practices such as Vajrasattva Mantras or Prayers to the 35 confession … Continue reading

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Instructions for a Retreat on Compassion

These instructions can be used for a 3 day, 3 week, or even 3 months retreat. We will be taking the 3 months of the worst part of winter to go through these teachings. At the very least, students can … Continue reading

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Anger really is like using Explosives

I’ve been thinking that Anger really IS like explosives. Explosives are not as precise as using a drill or a torch. With Explosives, most of the time, the damage and the hole that is created are bigger than they needed … Continue reading

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