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Paramita of the Month: Transcendent Wisdom

June is the sixth month of the year, and its arrival brings heralds the sixth paramita of prajña, transcendent wisdom. The text below comes from H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s “The Heart of Compassion”. The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva TRANSCENDENT WISDOM (verse 30) In the absence of wisdom, perfect enlightenment cannot be attained Through the other […]

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Paramita of the Month: Meditation

As we begin the month of May, we arrive at the penultimate of the six paramitas: meditation. Here are some texts to contemplate. The Bodhicharyavatara (excerpt) Shantideva After cultivating diligence, set your mind to concentrate, For those whose minds are slack and wandering Are caught between the fangs of the affliction. Verses on Work and […]

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Paramita of the Month: Diligence

Our monthly paramita practice is that of diligence, or, as it is sometimes known, exertion. The teaching below comes from H. H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, as transcribed for us by David McKinney. From “The Heart of Compassion”, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse’s commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva. TRANSCENDENT DILIGENCE 28 Merely for their own sake, […]

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Paramita of the Month: Patience

March is here again and despite the blustery, wet weather we can also know that the spring that will soon arrive brings forth an abundance of the new. Some of these new situations will be joyful, others will test our patience. With that in mind, let’s practice the third of the paramitas, patience, which is […]

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Paramita of the Month: Discipline

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The month of August is finally here. Although the weather of late is almost unseasonably warm, the days are growing shorter, as if to remind us that summer is as fleeting and impermanent as are all other things and experiences. Bearing the ever-changing nature of phenomena in mind, we should get down to the practice […]

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