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Torey Hayden

torey hayden

Torey Hayden is a best-selling author whose books have been translated into over 30 languages and sold tens of millions of copies worldwide. She is especially well-known for her stories of emotionally damaged children, based on her own work as a special needs teacher. In addition to writing and teaching, she has also worked as a therapist and a researcher. In the last 20 years she has donated countless hours as a counsellor and consultant to several major UK charities, among these Childline, the Samaritans, the Citizens' Advice Bureau and the NSPCC, and raised many thousands of pounds in donations.

Although Torey's philosophy is very much her own, having developed it over the course of her work in education and psychology, she became aware of the similarities between her own perspectives and that of Buddhism during a series of trips to Japan to promote her books. Encouraged by Dr. A.T.Ariyaratne of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka, Torey began to study meditation.

Torey has since forged close links with Samye Ling and continues to deepen her understanding of meditation and Buddhism.

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The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche