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My dharma friend Mitchell Ratner took this photo on his recent pilgrimage to Tibet and Mt. Kailash. I share it with you here because I love this quote. His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a knack for getting to the heart of the matter.

(taken at Kopan Monastery by Mitchell Ratner)

About Maia

I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s. As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi. I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.

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  1. Yes, our mind tends to play favorites doesn’t it? favoring birth over death, taking over giving, pleasure over pain . . .

    I see mindfulness practice as a retraining of the mind to include all as opposed to leaning exclusively on one side.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely quoe!


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