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Alcohol & drugs as poison or medicine: comments by Chögyam Trungpa

I just found out that an old friend of mine went insane.  I hope it’s temporary.  I knew he was leaning in that direction (is it okay to say that?) but I’m told one day he finally went nuts, the … Continue reading

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Addiction and the illusion of control

I’m not an addict, obviously,1 and I’m sure you’re not either.  We’re much too sophisticated for that — too educated, too experienced, too full of spiritual wisdom.  You and I are on top of things; we’re making our way in … Continue reading

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Jamgön Kongtrül: intensifying devotion in one’s heart

Are we making good use of our lives, and being genuine?  What follows is part of a Buddhist supplication, written in the 1800s, that touches on these issues: “There is no one on earth who will not die. Even now, … Continue reading

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