Friday, February 26, 2010

HH Dalai Lama - Ethics for our time

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama: Ethics for Our Time at UC Santa Barbara in April 2009.

HH Dalai Lama talks about cultivation of inner life - inner values and inner peace.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

meditation timer

A very useful meditation timer widget for mac users.

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Meditation Timer

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

four determinations

One should not be negligent of discernment,
should guard the truth,
be devoted to relinquishment,
and train only for calm.

Majjhima Nikaya 140

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Monday, February 15, 2010

the true believer

Our frustration is greater when we have much and want more than
when we have nothing and want some.
We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than
when we seem to lack but one thing.

Eric Hoffer, The True Believer - Thoughts on the nature of mass movements

Friday, February 12, 2010


Men are not prisoners of their own fate,
but only prisoners of their own mind.

Franklin Roosevelt

writing - Ted Solotaroff

"Writing itself, if not misunderstood and abused, becomes a way of empowering the writing self. It converts anger and disappointment into deliberate and durable aggression, the writer's main source of energy. It converts sorrow and self-pity into empathy, the writer's main means of relating to otherness. Similarly, his wounded innocence turns into irony, his silliness into wit, his guilt into judgment, his oddness into originality, his perverseness into his stinger."

Ted Solotaroff

Friday, February 05, 2010

silence n loss

There was no closure.
Just silence
and loss.

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