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AWARENESS OF THE TEACHER As a dharmic person, a practitioner, you also have awareness of the teacher and of other realized people whom you are studying.

Ignorance is the sense of having one particular aim and object and goal in mind. And that aim and object, that goal-mindedness, becomes extremely overwhelming, so you fail to see the situation around you. That seems to be the ignorance. Your mind is highly precoccupied with what you want, so you fail to see what is. ~~~ Chögyam Trungpa, Transcending Madness ~ The Experience of the Six Bardos page 273 #trungpa

Ignorance is the sense of having one particular aim and object and goal in mind. And that aim and object, that goal-mindedness, becomes extremely.

Lama Tsultrim Allione is the founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala. In 2009, Lama Tsultrim was selected by an esteemed committee of scholars and practitioners to receive the International Outstanding Woman in Buddhism Award given in Bangkok, Thailand. I have attended two retreats with Tsultrim and stayed at Tara Mandala during the winter in a meditation space for 10 days. From her I grew and took my vows. She gave me my name, Sherab Drouma. Thank you Tsultrim.

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Meditation and Poetics - 44 (Q & A) Lama Tsultrim Allione (Tsultrim Kloppenburg)]

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with his wife, Diana, shortly after their marriage, when she was 16 and he was 30.

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Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche with his wife, Diana, shortly after their marriage, when she was 16 and he was

"Desire comes in when you want to see someone happy. When that person is happy, then you feel happy because the activities you have engaged in to make him happy are, in a sense, done for yourself rather than for the other person. You would like to him happy. An enlightened being has no such attitude. Whenever someone requires his help, he just gives it; there is no self-gratification or self congratulation involved."   —Chögyam Trungpa, "Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism"

When that person is happy, then you feel happy because the activities you have engaged in to make.

Shunryu Suzuki  “Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.”  “Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality.”

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi loved Mt Tam, founded Green Gulch Farm & Zen community at its foot in Muir Beach.

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