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on Jan 30, 2010
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This was emailed, with the above title, and without further explanation, to the international Shambhala Buddhist community recently. I clicked on the link, and found

“Never Underestimate an Old Gal.”

And I’ve been smiling ever since. Wonderful, a great mental health break and reminder that we’re only as stuck and fragile as we allow ourselves to be.

PS: Lungta means a sort of genuine heartfelt confidence that’s without arrogance, but full of fresh air. The term comes from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and plays a big part on the Shambhala teachings.


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One Response to ““Lungta.””

  1. […] respect these people—and, partially due to having had a hard time over the past few months, my lungta or genuine heart confidence was already low. So I found myself awkward, foot-in-mouth, in a way I […]