Dear Friends Near and Far,
This month's Guru Rinpoche Day falls on the Western calendar's New Year's Eve, so happy New Year to you all. I pray that all of your wishes and endeavours in this coming year are fulfilled!
As we all know, dharma practice is very important, and in particular to practice the dharma on a daily basis. Concerning practice, there is a teaching known as 'the three excellences'. This is a most precious teaching and something we need to apply not only to all of our dharma practice but to everything that we do.
These three excellences are 1) the motivation of bodhicitta, 2) the main part free of reference, and 3) dedicating virtue to enlightenment.