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May 23, 2011

Pema Chodron: Bad Times are Good News. {Buddhism}

What a ripe time this is..!

But difficult times don’t always lead to enlightenment. When things get really difficult, lots of mess and neurosis. Counterproductively, we fear and push away pain. But this only makes us feel more unhappy. Stress and strain bring out the worst.

And so Tonglen is the main practice, here—and through it these very same times can wake us up and connect us with the openness of our hearts and minds.

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