adverse conditions

Adverse conditions are spiritual friends.

Devils and demons are emanations of the victorious ones.

Illness is the broom for evil and obscurations.

Suffering is the dance of what is.

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

from the book “The Great Path of Awakening”

translated by Ken McLeod

practice in daily life

Practicing means keeping remembering and concentrating on positive thoughts. Practice does not only mean retreats. We can practice with our experiences in daily life; to think or examine with positive methods. That is practice.

Khamtrul Rinpoche


our Buddha genes

Our buddha heart contains certain qualities, which we could call our true buddha genes. We all possess these particular buddha genes. Isn’t it strange to say that the mind has genes? But it turns out to be true. These buddha genes have two characteristics: They are able to see through and not be afraid of the reality of the phenomenal world. Second, these genes also contain gentleness; they are ever so loving, which goes beyond just being kind. They are extremely tender and absolutely free from any form of aggression. They are so soft and kind.

Chögyam Trungpa

from the book “The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path”

try to teach ourselves

We have limited time in our life, therefore we should try to teach ourselves, not to teach others. We should conquer ourselves, rather than conquer others. Whether coming or going, standing, sitting or lying down, our mind should be focused in this way. If we practise like this and develop mindfulness continuously, wisdom arises quickly and this is a fast way of practice.

Ajahn Chah


no words can describe it

No words can describe it

No example can point to it

Samsara does not make it worse

Nirvana does not make it better

It has never been born

It has never ceased

It has never been liberated

It has never been deluded

It has never existed

It has never been nonexistent

It has no limits at all It does not fall into any kind of category

Dudjom Rinpoche

from the book “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”

use every distraction

Use every distraction as an object of meditation and they cease to be distractions.

Mingyur Rinpoche

from the book “The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness”