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Visualization of White Tara

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Within the sphere of reality, there appears before you at eye level, a perfect lotus. Inseparable from the nature of love and compassion of all enlightened beings; seated upon this lotus is White Tara. ~DGR ~~~
"Innerhalb der Realitätssphäre erscheint vor Dir in Augenhöhe ein perfekter Lotos. Untrennbar von der Natur der Liebe und des Mitgefühls aller erleuchteten Wesen sitzt auf diesem Lotus die Weiße Tara." - DGR ---

A Messy Buddhist Bedroom?

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A messy bedroom usually indicates disorganized thinking and poor memory in general. However, we can make a determination to keep our personal space tidy as a way to improve the mind. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

""Ein unordentliches Schlafzimmer ist normalerweise ein Anzeichen für planloses Denken und ein schlechtes Gedächtnis im Allgemeinen. Wir können jedoch den Vorsatz fassen, unseren Privatbereich ordentlich zu halten, was eine Methode ist, um den Geist zu verbessern." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche

Be Yourself to Yourself!

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Say what you mean and mean what you say!
This further means that who you are inside, is who you are outside. Beyond this, hold enlightened values so that the whole world benefits from your sincerity. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

""Sag was Du meinst und meine was Du sagst!
Dies bedeutet auch, dass Du innerlich und äußerlich dieselbe Person bist. Halte darüber hinaus an erleuchteten Werten fest, damit Deine Aufrichtigkeit der ganzen Welt zum Wohle dient." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche --

Relax ....Release... Remember...

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Are you providing clarity for your inner being today? Let's step aside from personal attachment to what might be inappropriate demands causing pressure and stress for our precious inner being. Relax ....Release... Remember...
~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Versorgst Du Dein inneres Wesen heute mit Klarheit? Lasst uns von persönlicher Anhaftung Abstand nehmen, durch die vielleicht unangemessene Ansprüche gestellt werden, die Druck und Stress auf unser kostbares inneres Wesen ausüben.
Entspannen.... Loslassen... Erinnern..."

What We Can Do For Difficult People

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Let's hold space for others to change, no matter how difficult they might be!
If we form a correct opinion of another persons poor behavior, blaming and shaming them from our mental position will only exacerbate their already unskillful situation. Neither do we pretend that they are okay when they are not, but do what we can to help them!
That is how the Buddhas and bodhisattvas can tolerate our delusions while helping us! ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
""Lasst uns Raum freihalten, damit andere sich verändern können, egal wie schwierig sie auch sein mögen!
Wenn wir uns eine korrekte Meinung über das schlechte Verhalten von anderen bilden wird ihre bereits ungeschickte Lage nur noch verschlimmert, wenn wir sie aus unserer geistigen Haltung heraus anschuldigen und beschämen. Wir tun aber auch nicht so, als ob sie ok seien, wenn das nicht so ist, sondern wir tun was wir können, um ihnen zu helfen!
Auf diese Weise können die Buddhas und Bodhisattvas unsere Verwirrung tol…

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions as A Spiritual Practice

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Taking responsibility for our actions is an important aspect of Buddhist refuge in the Dharma: the teachings of the liberating path that eradicate suffering. It frees us from our own lies and guilt making us suitable to to hear the dharma with a clean heart. If we cannot trust ourself, we cannot trust the wisdom of the fully enlightened sages. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Verantwortung für unsere Handlungen zu übernehmen ist ein wichtiger Aspekt der buddhistischen Zufluchtnahme zum Dharma, den Lehren des befreienden Pfads, die das Leiden auslöschen. Dies befreit uns von unseren eigenen Lügen und unserer Schuld und versetzt uns in die Lage, das Dharma mit reinem Herzen zu vernehmen. Wenn wir uns nicht selbst vertrauen, können wir der Weisheit der völlig Erleuchteten auch nicht vertrauen." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

Stages of Healing from Burnout. Free Podcast

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STAGES OF HEALING. When a victim of burnout is in recovery, what are the stages of healing that can be recognized and encouraged as signs of health, confidence, and abilities returning? The goal should not be recovery from burnout, but perfect health. How do you take yourself or help your client to the next step of health from whatever stage you are in?
download free or listen online. About 1.5 hrs total
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/domo-geshe-rinpoche-teachings/id387058479

The Lama Healers

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When I came out of Chinese prison back in 1962 and arrived in exile to India, we rinpoches and lamas were told that from then on, lamas must stop medicine work; only the Tibetan medical doctors they were training could treat people. We were told this, in no uncertain terms, by the exile government. Those of us that were very much involved in healing thought, 'Well, healing is what we do’. However, I continued to do energy healing. I did bodhichitta healing exactly the same way I always did, as well as advising people about diet and different kinds of medicine.
Bodhichitta, or higher developed compassion, is what lamas use for medicine. The healer lamas thought it was crazy to only rely on ordinary doctors taking pulses and dispensing herbal medicine. We thought this was wrong, that it is bodhichitta, which heals. Tibetan doctors do quite well with herbal extracts and diagnosing by pulses, but it is not bodhichitta, although they may be working on developing bodhichitta. I do not di…

What Socrates Asked the Buddha

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Socrates to the Buddha: As I am only a humble student of life, please explain to me, what is the difference between good and bad?
The Buddha to Socrates: There is no intrinsic difference in the awakened state as good and bad are equally illusory. However, what is truly bad is in the nature of deep suffering and the weight of that suffering prevents awakening to the non suffering state. True good is devoid of the potential to harm self or others, is nearly weightless and therefor is in the preparation for awakening. The more valuable answer is the latter. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~~~

""Sokrates zu Buddha: Da ich nur ein bescheidener Schüler des Lebens bin, erkläre mir doch bitte den Unterschied zwischen Gut und Böse!
Der Buddha zu Sokrates: Im erwachten Zustand gibt es keinen eigentlichen Unterschied, da Gut und Böse gleichermaßen illusorisch sind. Was jedoch wirklich Böse ist besitzt die Natur tiefen Leids und das Gewicht dieses Leids verhindert, dass man für den nicht-leidenden…