Two Necessities: Distilling the Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings

Two Necessities: Distilling the Essence For anyone following the way of Mahamudra, Zen or Dzogchen, two aspects of a methodology to release the hallucination of samsara, are seemingly necessary. At first, a reorientation of consciousness that breaks the all absorbing...

The Best Pointing Out Instructions

An Anthology of the Best “Pointing Out” Instructions Lama Gendun on the Nature of Mind: “The recognition of the nature of mind is the only thing that we actually need –it has the power to liberate us from everything and to liberate all beings in the universe, too. All...

Yogic Code

The Yogic Code by OM Das (Ian Paul Marshall) Just for Today… (Ahimsa) May I practice non-harm to all living beings including myself in thoughts, words and deeds and may my thoughts, words and deeds be loving and kind in all my encounters. (Satya) May I have the...

The Way of Light

I am interested in shifting away from specific, existing traditions, and to teach from a generic approach which I call “The Way of Light”. This approach will be fully described in my forthcoming book called aptly, “The Way of Light”. The Dalai Lama wrote: “I believe...

The Natural State of the Base

The following is a very interesting and useful section from the 8th century Bon Dzogchen text called the “Six Lamps”. It describes the three aspects of the Base (Zhi) in a very different style from the Nyingma texts. “THE NATURAL STATE OF THE BASE As to the...

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