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The Coincidence of No Coincidences

By Steve Utzig For as long as I can remember, I had been exploring the “Dharma” in my own stumbling way – through Vedic traditions, Siddha Yoga, the teachings of Krishnamurti, even the teachings of the historical Jesus. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Sanity, Peace and Refuge

By Lauren Howard Coleman When I was asked to write for Shantideva Meditation Center’s blog, they presented me with the question: “How have the Dharma and the Center’s activities benefited your life?” I paused, a little bit in awe. How … Continue reading

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Vast Aspirations and Tangible Results
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By Desmond Hosford Shantideva Meditation Center and practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism around the world are in the midst of celebrating Monlam, also known as the Great Prayer Festival. As Venerable Thubten Chodron explains, the meaning of the Tibetan “monlam” extends … Continue reading

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Magic at Shantideva Meditation Center

By Snehy Gupta The Tibetan word for a Buddha (Sangye) distills for me the essential meaning of Dharma. Sang means to eliminate from the mind all faults, stains and obscurations and Gye means to fully develop to their highest potential … Continue reading

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Shantideva Meditation Center: A Precious Jewel

By Ven. Lhundub Chodron Many people walk through the doors of a Dharma Center because of a deep dissatisfaction with their lives. They have bought into the idea that happiness could be attained through sources outside themselves such as wealth, … Continue reading

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