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Coronavirus and the changes ahead

These are indeed interesting times. We all need to choose whether to follow the trail of fear or to contribute to anchor the Light. The lockdown of millions of people around our planet is forcing all of us to face ourselves, to look at the current state of mother Earth, …

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The key importance of non-judgement

  We tend to have strong opinions about what is good and what is bad, what is correct and what is faulty, what is advisable and what needs to be avoided at all costs. Being judgmental gives us a sense of security. Life is so well organized when one divides …

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Death does not exist

  I recently lead the 5th edition of a course about how to spiritually prepare our transition from death to Light. While death continues to be the greatest taboo of our time, it does not erase the fact that we will all go through it. It is by understanding that …

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The cost of materialistic values

The American psychologist Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism (2003, MIT Press), and his colleagues at the University of Rochester, have highlighted the high cost of materialist values. Thanks to studies spread over twenty years, they have demonstrated that within a representative sample of the population, individuals …

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The Spiritual Path

Most people live their daily lives totally identified with their roles (mother, husband, sister, lawyer…) and obsessed with survival needs, acquiring possessions, assuring a good future for their children, financial security, comfort, physical appearance, information, a good social status… So involved in the superficial pursuits of the ego and samsara, that …

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Four years as a wandering yogi

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a teacher, a master, a lama of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. In June 2011, Mingyur Rinpoche left his monastery in Bodhgaya to begin a period of extended retreat. Rinpoche left in the middle of the night, taking nothing with him, but leaving a farewell letter. Instead of retreating to …

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