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  1. Roots of Virtue

    group study Teachings about Love and Altruism

    Teachings about Love and Altruism Here we share what teachers and sages have said or written about love. Love is good nourishment and moisture for any person's life, but being skillful with it is another matter. This is what we want to understand here. The Western people often idealize romantic...
  2. Roots of Virtue

    group study The Unsurpassed Benefits of Studying Well and the Downfalls of Its Neglect

    The Unsurpassed Benefits of Studying Well and the Downfalls of Its Neglect We want to practice internal arts for the results in self-transformation, but even a good practice itself is rarely enough for deep understanding. The reason is that everyone has many lifetimes of unconsciously adapted...
  3. Roots of Virtue

    group study How Spiritual Practitioners Deal with Hardships Shows Their Real Progress

    How Spiritual Practitioners Deal with Hardships Shows Their Real Progress Despite How Well You Progress in Internal Training, Hardships Remain a Fact Many people seem to have the impression that spiritual training should in fact make life easier. This can be possible if one's scope is within the...
  4. Roots of Virtue

    group study Critical Views on Lineage Transmission and Authoritative Teachers

    This message will later become an introduction to the topic of critical views on lineage transmission.
  5. Miroku

    essay Reversing Global Warming

    Here I would like to share a piece of writing done by one of my favourite lamas lama Pema Chophel. Lama Pema Chophel is an American Buddhist lama that has been practicing since the 70's and has been recognized as a trained lama in the Nyingma lineage. I extremely adore him for his traditional...
  6. Miroku

    group study Healthy Relationship with Difficulties

    It seems to me that this is one of the first "realizations" a student should or could have on the Buddhist path. I cannot speak about other paths, mostly due to my own fairly limited focus, that I still sometimes consider to be too broad (that cursed desire to taste all 84000 dharma gates)...
  7. Roots of Virtue

    essay Understanding

    Understanding Questions are endless, and answers are inexhaustible: if it’s a matter of curing illness, it doesn’t take a donkey load of medicine. What does that mean? When sages of yore passed on a word or half a phrase, it was something they did only because they had no other choice. If you...
  8. Earl Grey

    group study Fragrant Qigong

    Fragrant Qigong After being kept secret for almost two thousand years Fragrant Qigong emerged in China in 1988 and in less than two years it became absolutely the most popular style of Qigong of all time, purely by word of mouth. It has never been advertised. In 1998 it was voted and...