Jewel Heart International Blog

Welcome to Jewel Heart’s blog, wisdom from Gelek Rimpoche’s and Demo Rinpoche’s teachings, and periodic updates on what’s happening in the Jewel Heart International community.

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Fulfilling Our Goals (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #153)

Looking Back Every new year, I feel like “Gosh, what happened to the last 12 months? What did I do”? I think about what I did last year and then about what I will do for the next 12 months. Sometimes, it is a little uneasy because you are interrogating yourself. My mind has to…
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Enthusiasm and Laziness (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #150)

Enthusiasm and Laziness To get enthusiasm we have to drop laziness. I even have to say it slowly: laaazzineeeess. When we think about laziness what comes to mind? A turtle or a sloth, an animal that moves slowly. But laziness is not about whether you move slowly or quickly. There are three kinds of laziness….
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How To Have Gratitude For All Beings – Including Those Who Harm Us (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #149)

How To Have Gratitude For All Beings – Including Those Who Harm Us  If you like the buddhas, that is called faith. If you like sentient beings, if you care about sentient beings, that is called great compassion. When we practice gratitude to all living beings, surely it is easy to practice for those people…
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Analytical Meditation: Watching Mind, Body & Speech Actions (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #148)

Analytical Meditation: Watching Mind, Body & Speech Actions We talk about how to start meditation. We try to retreat from regular thoughts, try to refuse all sorts of different thoughts, and consider that the starting point of meditation.  We hear, “Do meditation, don’t think about anything, just sit on the cushion, stay there and meditate”….
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Practice Satisfaction and Rejoice (Ancient Wisdom. Modern Times. #147)

Practice Satisfaction and Rejoice Sometimes we need something called rejoicing in ourselves and feeling contentment and satisfaction with what we have. That is two things: Don’t feel pride. Don’t feel arrogant. But you can practice satisfaction with yourself, trying to be satisfied with who you are, with what you have and rejoice in your good…
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