Category Archives: Blog

Trying to Fix Samsara

By Gus Cutz In Portuguese, we say of someone who persists in doing something that is futile on the face of it, that they are “drying ice.”  Sometimes it seems to me that I spend a great deal of my … Continue reading

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A Joyful Dharma Journey

By Arnaud Berger This is the time of the year when I look back at my practice and make absolutely unrealistic resolutions: attain enlightenment this year, or at the minimum, only have altruistic thoughts, not let my mind wander on … Continue reading

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The Company We Keep

Scattered through the Dharma teachings is the idea that the images we watch, the stories we read and the company we keep can leave karmic imprints that may come back to haunt us. So too can the angry feelings we … Continue reading

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Our Teachers Caring for Us in 2017

When thinking of my teachers, gratitude is invariably the first instinctual reaction. I was able to contemplate this on my last day at the Light of the Path retreat with Lama Zopa Rinpoche in August. I have often heard said … Continue reading

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A Dharma Journey in India

An interview with Sam, Shantideva volunteer and member, about how his recent trip to India and Tushita Meditation Center (FPMT) has inspired his Dharma practice. Why did you go to India? I went to India in for 30 days to attend … Continue reading

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My First Two-Week Retreat: Light of the Path 2016

Bonnie, Shantideva staff and volunteer, shares her experience of attending a first ever two-week retreat at Light of the Path, August 2016. I had never been on a two-week Dharma retreat before, and being a worry-wart, I asked quite a … Continue reading

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Monastic Perspectives: Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi

To commemorate Chokhor Duchen and FPMT’s International Sangha Day, the Center is happy to offer the following interview with Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, an FPMT nun, touring teacher and resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute. Ven. Tenzin has been giving teachings in … Continue reading

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Paula Chichester on Chenrezig Guru Yoga

On Saturday, June 18, Shantideva Meditation will host a practice day with Paula Chichester, who will lead us in a meditation written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his students called Merging the Mind of the Guru with … Continue reading

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Volunteer Spotlight: Gail

I’ve been with Shantideva since Summer of 2014 and volunteering for the last year or so. I volunteer because it is through the effort of volunteers that Shantideva is such a successful center. Volunteering also provides me with an extra … Continue reading

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Our Dharma Jewel in 2016

By Jennifer Kim, Director of Shantideva Meditation Center I remember sitting near Lama Yeshe’s enlightenment stupa at Vajrapani Institute several years ago, listening to a student describe a stunning jewel that captured his attention long ago. It caught mine too. … Continue reading

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