The qualities of the mind are like those of a stainless sphere of crystal
Its essence is empty, its nature is luminous,
And its expressive quality is vivid, beyond limitation.
Without being tainted by the defects of samsara even in the slightest,
The mind itself is surely the enlightened state since the very beginning.
~Shabkar

Thank you to all who have donated to help sangha members of the Garchen Ratnashri, Ukraine. 
The director of the Center, Maryna, wrote recently that sangha members are still in great need as they no longer have jobs to return to nor, in many cases, homes to return to. Continuing donations will help these people buy food and other essentials until they can once again support themselves.
If you would like to continue to provide vital help to our dharma brothers and sisters, please donate here through White Lotus: 

White Lotus Buddhist Center is located at 815 Park Ave, 2nd floor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Rochester NY 14607

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