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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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The Seven Limbs or Seven Practices 

I bow down in body, speech and mind. I offer the best I have to give both real and imagined to fill the space between us. I regret and purify all transgressions. I rejoice in all virtues. I request you to remain until total enlightenment. I request wise and compassionate guidance. I dedicate my merit…
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Concentrated Meditation

If you do not do any analytical meditations, then whatever you hear will be like a person telling you stories. But if you use it, it will be an effective spiritual practice. If you want it to help you, you have to do the work. That is: analytically try to understand and draw the conclusion…
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The Three Principles of the Path

The root text we are using is about taking the path leading to the ultimate fully enlightened stage. I will give a very brief and short explanation, so that you can really gain some kind of understanding of what it is. In the sutra path, there are three major principles that have a lot of…
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Introduction To Tara As Practice

Good morning everybody. We have come here to do a longevity and healing practice through Tara, or rather with the help of Tara, or maybe we should even say ‘within the sphere of Tara’s great energy’? The way in which the great masters of early generations have given this practice is not just to have…
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Awareness, Mistakes, and Actually Changing Toward Bodhimind

It is interesting. While we were reading those two chapters [ch. 4 and 5 in the Bodhisattvacharyavatara], they talk about how the bodhisattvas behave, how bodhisattvas function. One of them is very strange, saying that when you are talking to people, don’t point your finger at them, saying “Do this, do that.” They say, “Show…
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