Student Reflections

Engage with other sangha members here by reading and sharing reflections and discussing areas of interest to you. We all benefit from exchanging ideas and cultivating spiritual friendships. If you’re looking for inspiration, your fellow practitioners can help you feel supported and less alone! Do you have concerns about balancing practice and daily life? Here’s a place to turn for suggestions and encouragement.

Devotion and the Guru’s Grace -

Mar 3, 2019

Devotion and the Guru’s Grace by Craig Davis   Please know that what follows is simply my dream, which may not be your dream.   I have had the unique opportunity (some...

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Old dog, New tricks, and Turning the Mind -

Feb 22, 2019

Old dog, New tricks, and Turning the Mind by Rosie Bleyer I recently moved. And retired. I no longer practice a profession of 35 years, nor have I a reason to set...

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We are an extension of our spiritual home -

Feb 14, 2019

We’d like to share an inspiring message from Samye instructor Jack de Tar – who is also the executive director of Gomde California. I have the pleasure of writing to you after...

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Knowing When To Rest – A Reflection by Jamie Gaddy -

Nov 15, 2018

What does it mean to rest? As a working mother of two young children learns how to integrate practice into her daily life, she also discovers the importance of this simple...

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Student Reflections on the Four Mind Changings -

May 25, 2018

 The Four Mind Changings The four mind changings form the foundation of the Vajrayāna path. When we commit to this path, we start by practicing the  preliminary practices: the ngöndro. And we begin...

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Student Reflections on Supplication -

Apr 16, 2018

Eleven of our sangha members share their thoughts, experience and reflections on the practice of...

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