We’ve been hit by a major ice storm here in north Texas, and we’re all stuck indoors until it warms up enough to melt some of this ice from the roads. These are some pictures of my local temple, Kadampa Meditation Center - Texas that (I’m assuming) one of the temple residents took a bit earlier.
I’ve been fortunate that my neighborhood hasn’t lost power, but thousands around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex have been without power for extended periods of time. I hope everyone is staying safe and warm.
Has ‘busy’ become your catchphrase? CNN caught up with leading travel experts to find zen on the road. The trick? Remember, it’s the journey that counts.
"Kadam (or teacher) Morten Clausen instructs Manhattan’s busy how to unplug at New York’s Kadampa Meditation Center. The trick to finding peace of mind, he says, is not to seek it, but let it come to you.”
Our spiritual realizations are our inner wealth because they help us in all situations and are the only possessions we can take with us when we die. Once we learn to value the inner wealth of patience, giving, love, and compassion above external conditions we will come to regard each and every living being as supremely precious, no matter how they treat us. This will make it very easy for us to cherish them.
From the heart of the Protector of the hundreds of deities of the Joyful Land, To the peak of a cloud which is like a cluster of fresh, white curd, All-knowing Losang Dragpa, King of the Dharma, Please come to this place together with your two chief disciples. In the space before me on a lion throne, lotus, and moon, The Venerable Gurus smile with delight. Supreme Field of Merit for my mind of faith, Please remain for a hundred aeons to spread the teaching. (The Hundreds Of Deities Of The Joyful Land [Gaden Lha Gyai Ma], Tibetan Buddhist Prayer)
Tilopa was a tantric practitioner and mahāsiddha. He developed the Mahāmudrā method, a set of spiritual practices that greatly accelerates the process of attaining bodhi (enlightenment). His main student is regarded as Naropa.