Sky Dharma: Devotion →
“The real object of devotion is thought-free wakefulness, which is the ultimate guru of our innate nature — your natural mind, your self-existing wakefulness or natural awareness. This is the true view of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. So first we must recognise, then train in that recognition and…
The Excellent One →
Look at this photo, Then look at your mind. Look at the one who is looking. If you see this, you are the excellent one. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche
Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar: Weekly Tibetan... →
NOTE: The year is just about half finished, so take stock of what you have accomplished thus far. June is a good month to get busy. Save summer recreation for July. This week you have one extremely positive day surrounded by so-so days, so make the best of it. The big story this week is the environment. Anything you can do to placate earth spirits, or offer to nagas, you should do. I am sorry to...
Noble Truths: The Buddhist Facts of Life, part 3 ...
Rethinking Buddhism from the ground up →
Question: What then, did you conclude were distinctly Buddhist ideas? Answer: Four things stand out. One is the principle of dependent origination, or “conditioned arising” as I call it; the second is the practice of mindful awareness—being focused upon the totality of what is happening in our…
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is...– Frank Herbert (Dune) (via heartmindspirit)
Treasured teacher, I pray to you. Give me energy to let self-fixation go. Give...– Guru Yoga Prayer by Bengar Jampal Zangpo from Unfettered Mind http://tinyurl.com/258uym4
The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva →
A Summary of How an Awakening Being Behaves by Tog-me Zong-po (Thogs.med bzang.po, 1245-1369) Listen to.MP3s of Ken teaching on the 37 Practices at http://www.unfetteredmind.org/audio/podclass.php?code=37P#here
Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar →
Does Samsara Need a Janitor? Welcome to samsara. If you are rushing from one disaster to another, saving whales, trees, dogs, birds, starving orphans, victims of this, and victims of that, sooner or later you will become exhausted. Sooner or later, you will come to realize that, despite all of your effort, the whales, trees, dogs, birds, orphans, and victims are no fewer in number than when...
Cause and result are so subtle that only omniscient wisdom can perceive every...– from A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen
Life is not something that comes and life is not something that goes; life is...– Dōgen, Shobogenzo, Zenki via (via sharanam)
When we recognize and become grounded in awareness, the ‘wind’ of emotion may...– Mingyur Rinpoche (via sharanam)