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By Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Ignorance is that which impedes the recognition of the mind’s nature.
Our minds possess innate qualities of wisdom, which is that faculty of the mind that makes liberation and omniscience possible. For …

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Make Your Own Rose Water Astringent
Wed, 9/06/10 – 1:04 | One Comment
Make Your Own Rose Water Astringent

The essential oil of organic rose petals is very astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial. Combine that with the aromatherapy of love and trust, using roses for the skin is a match made in heaven. No wonder …

Grieving for the Gulf – Annie’s Cuppa Green Chi
Tue, 8/06/10 – 11:53 | One Comment
Grieving for the Gulf – Annie’s Cuppa Green Chi

Seeing the suffocating animals in the Gulf is making me want to leave the planet. The picture of the pelican gulping for air on the home page of nytimes.com was enough to give any who …

Mosquitoes – Fixes for Body, Mind & Yard
Thu, 3/06/10 – 12:28 | 2 Comments
Mosquitoes – Fixes for Body, Mind & Yard

Mosquito-borne diseases like malaria and West Nyle-like virus are no joke. Finding effective repellents is critical for prevention of such illnesses.
I was recently visiting a high malaria risk area in Cambodia and as a result …

Armenian Stuffed Grape Leaves
Wed, 2/06/10 – 20:36 | One Comment
Armenian Stuffed Grape Leaves

Adapted from a family cookbook of simplified Armenian and Near East recipes, Rose Baboian’s Armenian-American Cook Book is a treasure trove of dishes that include some recipes that are not commonly reproduced without directions, such …

You Have a Purpose
Sun, 30/05/10 – 17:32 | Comments Off on You Have a Purpose
You Have a Purpose

Adapted from Living With Joy, (Chapter 3), by Sanaya Roman and Orin
There is not just one thing you are here to do, for each thing you accomplish becomes part of an earlier step and another …

Ecofashion brand injects some cool in to ethical fashion
Sun, 30/05/10 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Ecofashion brand injects some cool in to ethical fashion

An ethical clothing company has unveiled a new range of clothing which aims to ‘put cool in ethicool’. The small Isle of Wight based brand have been trading for two years, concentrating on sustainable textiles …

About Disinfectants – Green Quest Answers
Fri, 28/05/10 – 13:15 | One Comment
About Disinfectants – Green Quest Answers

Answer to Green Quest Question #1
Just like the overuse of antibiotics, common disinfectants found in household disinfectant sprays, sponges, and soaps may contribute to the creation of drug-resistant bacteria, according to researchers at Tufts New …

“They Know Not What They Do”: What the Oil Spill Reveals About Our Ethical “Gulf”
Wed, 26/05/10 – 17:56 | One Comment
“They Know Not What They Do”: What the Oil Spill Reveals About Our Ethical “Gulf”

What the Oil Spill Reveals About Our Ethical “Gulf”
The recent oil spill in the Gulf is one of our worst environmental disasters with thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the ocean every day harming …

Cold Spinach Soup
Tue, 25/05/10 – 15:29 | Comments Off on Cold Spinach Soup
Cold Spinach Soup

Spinach is fresh and local in late spring for most of the U.S., and it is also an alkaline, nutrient-dense green superfood rich in phytonutrients, of which most are deficient.
To make a vegan version substitute …

Honey for Great Sleep
Sun, 23/05/10 – 18:39 | One Comment
Honey for Great Sleep

Honey has been used as a popular sleep aid for thousands of years. An ancient Chinese saying calls for “eating honey every night,” and European folk healers have recommended drinking a cup of warm milk …