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DHARMA IN THE WEST by Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel



When we recognize how lost we get in the habitual momentum of our thoughts and emotions, we realize how little strength we have to move in the direction of sanity. This can inspire us to understand and appreciate the power of prayer. Prayer cuts through the wild and discursiveness activity of the mind, giving us direction and providing a means to bring our actions together with our intentions.

Because Buddhism is a non-theistic tradition, we tend to dismiss prayer as dualistic. Continue reading