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Jewel Heart International Blog

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

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Learning – The Light That Clears Darkness

I actually wanted to talk about wisdom, rather than meditation, but it is sort of interlinked. The wisdom is never gained properly within us without going through meditation. A stable, focusing mind that can focus on one point long enough to have an impact in the individual, that’s really meditation. That is concentrated meditation. But…
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You Are Included In The Mahayana

Bodhimind The next weakness will probably be on the compassion: every effort we take being for the benefit of all others. If that is weak, we are going to deprive ourselves of the root of the Mahayana practice. Mahayana doesn’t care for selfish interest, it cares for all sentient beings. The basic principle of Theravada…
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Is Hatred Slipping Into Your Love?

Remember, love is appreciation. Attachment is desire. Strong desire aspects are: “I want this.” Love appreciates, and love may even want it. There is nothing wrong with that. I tried to make the difference that way, but I contradicted myself, as you probably noticed. I am saying, “desire.” The desire is very strong. Not only,…
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Crazy Wisdom and The Three Higher Trainings [VIDEO]

  I always emphasize that Tibetan Buddhism is very much Buddhism and there is not so much difference. However, it has its own unique qualities. Today, I would like to emphasize one of these: morality. Many people may think or even say that this is vajrayana, or the mahasiddha path, and you may not need…
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Six Perfections in Every Perfection: Generosity

Each perfection should have the quality of all the perfections. Now under generosity all the six paramitas are covered. Generosity of generosity. That is the three types we mentioned: protecting from fear, giving dharma, giving material help. Morality of generosity. We observe generosity because it is part of our religious practice. I committed to do…
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