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May 11
Dharma Teachings, Sakyong and Family
How to Work with Obstacles
"Wall" by Maxine Sidran

Wall by Maxine Sidran

By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Whatever our level of practice, there will always be obstacles. The Tibetan word for obstacle, parche, means “what cuts our progress.” In fact, sometimes the more we are engaged in practice, the greater the obstacles become. If we understand that obstacles are part of the spiritual path, we can learn from them. Obstacles can be messages. We need to wake up and look at what is going on. On a deeper, more profound level, we can include obstacles in our journey. This is a more challenging approach.

There are outer, inner, and secret obstacles…

Read more on working with obstacles in May’s dharma offering on www.Sakyong.com

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1 response to “ How to Work with Obstacles ”
  1. Tanya Tussing
    Mar 27, 2011

    Thanks for reminding me that obstacles can be messages. I like to think of them as guide posts. They are kind of like street signs that can help me navigate getting where I want to go, but you have to figure out how to read them. That’s the trick.

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