Category Archives: Putting It All Into Practice

How to apply the Buddhist Teachings to Daily Life

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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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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The goals along the Buddhist path

The Ultimate Goal of Dharma practice is the state of perfect Wisdom and Compassion, combined, that is known as Buddhahood. On the way to that goal, there are certain stages that we can pass through. As a practitioner, we accumulate … Continue reading

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Getting to Heaven or Becoming a Buddha

The causes for getting to heaven are the same as the actions needed to obtain the Liberation and Understanding of Buddhahood. These are Generosity, Morality, Patience, Perseverance, Concentration, and Wisdom. At the very least, to get to Heaven, we need … Continue reading

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Anger shows a lack of Understanding

Whenever we become angry in a situation, we stop looking at what’s happening in order to be angry. By no longer looking at the situation, we stop being able to see or investigate the details in order to see a … Continue reading

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