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Dear family members and friends of the late U.S Senator John McCain, On behalf of all members of Tam Bao Temple, a Buddhist temple in Baton Rouge, we send our condolences as well as compassionate energy to show love and highly respect to you and all...

We, your disciples, who from beginningless time have made ourselves unhappy out of confusion and ignorance, being born and dying with no direction, have now found confidence in the highest awakening. However much we may have drifted on the ocean of suffering, today we see clearly that there...

With our whole life, we go for refuge to the ones with the highest awakening in the Ten Directions, to the deep and wonderful Dharma which has been propounded, and to the holy Sangha which realizes the four fruits and practices the three vehicles of...

With great respect, we turn towards the conqueror of afflictions, offering heartfelt words of repentance. We have lived in forgetfulness for a long time. As we have not had the opportunity to encounter the Dharma, our habit energies have led us into suffering. We have made many mistakes...

We bow respectfully to Avalokiteshvara, to your great vow always to be there for all beings, your capacity to look deeply at the world with compassionate eyes, listen deeply to understand and to relieve suffering, and with your holy willow branch, to sprinkle the nectar of immortality, cleansing my mind from all impurities. I vow to take refuge in you...

The practice of anāpānasati varies. Typically, one begins by sitting in a comfortable position, with the back and neck straight, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. The meditator should breathe naturally, without attempting to change the length or depth of the breath.{Majjhima Nikaya, Sutta No. 118,...

Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty*, and so released himself from suffering.  Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this:   Body is nothing more than emptiness, emptiness is nothing more than body. The...

The Five Mindfulness Trainings As guidelines for our daily lives, the Five Mindfulness Trainings are the basis of happiness for individuals, couples, families, and society. Striving to live mindfully in all we do, we cultivate our awareness of the world around us and extend our compassion to...

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