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Karma's a *$@#!
Padmasambhava said that during this era, “Sane people would be seen as insane, and insane people would be in charge.” How did he know? He just saw the movement of time and karmic traces converging. It does not take clairvoyance to recognize the pattern of human activity. So, it is rather humorous to watch the way we are responding to the unfolding play. Action, reaction, action, reaction—doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.
This is why it is so important to watch the mind—to watch the watcher. If we can see the seed of our own insanity, we have the opportunity to do things differently. We can choose to liberate the pattern. Otherwise the dance of karma, the pattern of recurrence, replays in a continuous loop. The Dharma that helps us liberate habitual recurrence might be defined as...

Much love,
🙏🏼 Michael
COCC Class: Buddhist Point of View
Buddhist Point of View Class
Thursdays, 7-9 pm, February 4 – March 11, 2021

This six week class introduces basic teachings of Buddhism by exploring the rich diversity of ideas and practices in the three major approaches to the Buddhist point of view. Taught via Zoom by Michael Stevens, Founder/Director, Natural Mind Dharma Center.

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Michael's Dharma Journal Posts
When traveling in Kenya way back in 1975, I was humbled by a gentle man with a disarming smile. He lived amidst very challenging circumstances—barely supporting a family of five. They lived in a...
The Healing Power of Practice
One Million Mantras
Our sangha is sending compassion to the world by chanting the Chenrezig mantra until we accumulate one million mantras:


We have accumulated 49,168 mantras to date.
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