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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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