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Virtuosity

In Defense of Violin Music

James Ehnes | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
James Ehnes

There is a double-standard in the music world when Liszt's E-flat piano concerto is played regularly but Wieniawski's D-minor violin concerto is not; where Bellini and Donizetti are heard year after year at the Metropolitan Opera but Sarasate's Ziguenerweisen is not heard next door at the New York Philharmonic for 40 years.

Eliminating Anger by Changing Your Views

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Lojong is Tibetan for "mind training," and this type of meditation is very effective as a tool for changing the world we perceive. In this blog, I am going to explain some of the ideas to contemplate in lojong practice in order to change the views that cause you to become angry.

How To Exercise Moral Discipline

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

When a desire to act non-virtuously arises, a bodhisattva must exercise moral discipline by bringing to mind a thought or feeling that prevents him or her from acting on the non-virtuous desire.

Aspiring and Engaging Bodhicitta

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

A generous act, obviously, is an act of giving something to someone other than oneself. An act of the perfection of generosity is an act of giving something to someone that one knows will advance both the giver and the receiver along the path to true and lasting happiness.

The Meaning Of Virtue And Virtuosity

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

It's within our power to become virtuoso humans. The process involves a step-by-step examination of the ways in which we relate to ourselves and the world around us