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Skillful Means is: What Works!

Lavender flourishing

During my stay at Ratna Ling this summer, Arnaud Maitland, our skilled retreat leader, helped define Skillful Means on a very practical level, that is, what works. Ratna Ling is full of Skillful Means, at every turn, around every corner. It is a never ending display of beauty. Both natural and human creations flourish there. Ratna Ling and all its activities, however, are not without their own very big challenges.

Can you imagine producing hundreds of thousands of extremely high quality Tibetan sacred texts and shipping them annually halfway around the world? ¬†Then can you imagine creating them with a small handful of English-speaking volunteer workers, with little formal training in the publishing/shipping/distribution business?¬† [Read more…]