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    Remembering Who You Are

    “How amazing. All living beings have the Buddha nature of awakening and freedom, yet they do not realize this. Unknowingly they wander on the ocean of suffering for…

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    The Gates of Awakening

    Every spiritual tradition has stories of those who have awakened from their usual dreamlike state to a sacred way of being. Through initiation, purification, or prayer, or by a…

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    Big Sky Bell Meditation

    Jack leads a Big Sky Bell Meditation. Taken from a talk originally recorded October 24, 2013.

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    A Shining Web of Good Hearts & Goodwill In Israel & Palestine

    In a recent visit to the peacemaking communities of Holy land, I found an astonishing (and hardly reported) web of hundreds of organizations fostering reconciliation and peace…

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    “Buddhists Betray the Teachings” – Jack Kornfield

     “A religion known for nonviolence is being used to fuel a genocidal campaign against the Muslims of Burma. Inside the coming, September 2014 Shambhala Sun, Buddhist…

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    Nelson Mandela – Freedom of Spirit

    A magnificent light of human spirit was carried by Nelson Mandela to us all. When he walked out of Robben Island prison after 27 years with such dignity, magnanimity and…

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    “Make this body dance”

    - African Proverb Greetings! I happily just celebrated a 68th birthday week and part of the celebration was watching some amazing dancers. It happened at the celebration of a…

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    Dedication and Grace

    Recently I received an invitation from good friends at Pillars of Peace to hear Aung San Suu Kyi speak in Honolulu. Daw Suu has been an inspiration to me and millions of others…

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    The Return Of Joy

    If we cannot be happy in spite of our difficulties, what good is our spiritual practice? There is an unquenchable human spirit born anew in each child.…