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This also pertains to events in your life that are meant to teach lessons. When you are ready and strong enough to deal with something, it will then appear, but it's up to you in how you react and grow from it.

Often you are in a rush in life. The rush to enjoy robs the joy from life and only denies the freedom of here and now. Often you do not even know why you are in a hurry. It almost becomes a biological phenomenon to be in a rush. Wake up and become aware of the rush in you!

“If you have no mastery over your mind and are influenced and conditioned by habitual tendencies, even in the quiet of an insolated retreat your thoughts will follow one upon another like ripples on water. Memories of past events will well up vividly in your mind – as will plans, decisions, and speculation about your future. You will spend your whole time running after thoughts and concepts, a lot of mental activity with no benefit at all for your practice.” ~ H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Tibetan Thangka - Buddha Life A thangka is a painting on silk with embroidery, usually depicting a Buddhist deity, scene, or mandala of some sort. Images of deities can be used as teaching tools when depicting the life (or lives) of the Buddha, describing historical events concerning important Lamas, or retelling myths associated with other deities.

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” HH the 14th Dalai Lama

Nepali Buddha in Meditation Pose Statue, Stone - O-076S by AncientTreasuresMuseumReproductions, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006V2MOUA/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_TptUpb1YRGW3C

Srivati, who runs the London Buddhist Centre’s education service, Bodhi Tree, is offering two training events: one for Buddhists conducting school visits; one for school teachers who want to teach mindfulness in their schools.