“Emptiness is the track on which the centered person moves.” — Lama Je Tsongkhapa

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” —Pema Chödrön

“…Recognize that your own attachment is the cause of every single problem that you experience.” — Lama Yeshe

“When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” — Shunryu Suzuki

“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.” Shakyamuni Buddha, Dhammapada

“Real insight, or right view, has the capacity to liberate, and to bring peace and happiness.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Archaya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre

Emptiness means as-it-is-ness: all things as-they-are … it actually implies completeness and wholeness.” — Venerable Zasep Rinpoche

“There is something about Buddhist practice that results in the kind of happiness we all seek.” —— Dr. Paul Ekman, University of California

“If you take meat, it goes against the vows one takes in seeking refuge … you have to take a being’s life.” — Kyabje Chatral Sangye Dorje

“…the purpose of Vajrayana practice? Purifying one’s impure perception of all appearances…” — H.E. Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

“Analysis of death is not for the sake of becoming fearful but to appreciate this precious lifetime.” — Dalai Lama

“No matter what happens, such as sickness… you should train in supplicating the guru, making offerings to the yidam” — Padmasambhava


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