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May My Mind Follow the Dharma

Modern life is full of distractions that make it difficult for us to see deeper meaning and possibilities in our minds and lives. The Buddha’s teachings describe the causes and solutions for suffering and show us how to make life meaningful.

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Patience

In these turbulent times, we yearn to find a secure anchor for our behavior and spiritual life.  The heroic path of the Bodhisattva provides such an anchor. The Bodhisattva strives…

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Staying Positive in a Divisive Political Climate

How can we stay positive in a divisive political climate? How can the teachings of mindfulness and compassion lead us when we feel like being led astray by angry political forces – both outside of us, and within us? This talk reviews Buddhist basics and how they relate to keeping one’s calm in the face of political strife.

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How to Do the Things You Want to Do

The last facet of the discipline of New Year’s Resolutions concerns how to replace negative habits with positive ones. But sometimes we just don’t do the things that are good for us. How can we coach ourselves to “do the right thing” and be kind to ourselves at the same time? We discuss strategies here.

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How to Resist that Ego “Itch”

New Year is a time for Resolutions – and some of our Resolutions have to do with improving the way we treat ourselves and how we treat others. We want to improve our relationships with others, but sometimes we just can’t resist that “itch” to act in a selfish way. How do we resist? This talk will discuss the problem and offer possible solutions.

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2017 New Year’s Day Dharma Talk

New Year’s Message 2016. Lama Kathy takes a look at the previous year and suggests three Resolutions we can make for deepening our dharma practice in 2017.

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