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Compassion: What inspires you to practice?

This past week we covered these lines from Reflections on Silver River: Namo Lokeshvaraya You who see that experience has no coming or going, Yet pour your energy solely into helping beings, My excellent teachers and Lord All Seeing, I ever humbly honor with my body, speech, and mind. In these two lines, the author […]

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Introduction: The way of internal clarity

For the next few months we will be reading through Reflections on Silver River, Ken McLeod’s translation and commentary of Tokmé Zongpo’s Thirty-seven Practices of  a bodhisattva. This Wed June 22nd, we’ll start with the intro essay, but first, what is a bodhisattva anyway? Ken unpacks the ancient Sanskrit term on pg 6: “The word bodhi means […]

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Registration Open for Spring Retreat with Joel & Michelle Levey

Luminous Ground is hosting internationally renowned meditation teachers Joel and Michelle Levey in Toronto for a five day retreat. This retreat will help develop the fundamentals of meditation both on and off the cushion, cultivate deeper wisdom, compassion, resilience, clarity, and joy. Both beginner and experienced meditators are welcome! Click here to register. About Joel & Michelle: Joel […]

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Dedication

This past summer I had the chance to attend a Vajrayana retreat with Meditation Teachers Joel and Michelle Levey.  A major retreat take-away for me was the dedication practice.  After each guided meditation, mindfulness talk or activity we would take a moment to dedicate the fruit of our practice to the liberation of all sentient […]

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Gathas: Mindfulness Verses

It was great exploring gathas(a.k.a. “mindfulness verses”) with LG a couple weeks ago. Gathas are small verses or poems which we use to help us in our mindfulness practice. Usually we learn them and recite them silently to ourselves whilst we engage in different activities, such as washing the dishes or riding on the subway. For […]

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