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....

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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...

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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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Everything is the Buddha

When we see the great light through complete enlightenment, we see the non-duality of the eternal and the momentary. Everything we see is Kwanseum Bosal, and everything we hear is the mystical Dharma sound. There is no truth aside from seeing and hearing. Do you...

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Pointing Out Instructions

Rest in the Radiance Look at your own mind Not the petty and peculiar thoughts that come and go like clouds in the sky Look at the sky like nature of the mind that knows That's your true self. That's the true mind. That's the buddha. You yourself a buddha have been...

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Essentials of Cultivating the Mind

Daman Hongren – Essentials of Cultivating the Mind The essence of cultivating the Way is to discern that one's own body-mind awareness is inherently pure, not subject to birth or death, and without division. Perfect and complete in its self-nature, present awareness...

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Mudita Dharma Talk

Mudita - Connected Vicarious Appreciative Sympathetic Joy This is the sixth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Compassion (Karuna) https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ The Third Element of True Love The third element of true love is...

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Compassion (Karuna) Dharma Talk

Video of the Compassion Dharma Talk This is the sixth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Compassion (Karuna) https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ The Second Element of True Love The second element of true love is compassion, (karuna) and...

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Metta (Loving-Kindness) Dharma Talk

Video of the Loving-Kindness Dharma Talk This is the fifth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Metta (Loving-Kindness) https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ The First Element of True Love The first element of true love is maitri or metta,...

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The Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind

Video of the The Four Thoughts Dharma Talk This is the fourth talk of the Awakened Heart Series and this talk looks at the Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Toward Freedom https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ The Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Toward Freedom We...

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Better For Being Broken

Video of the Better for Being Broken Dharma Talk This is the third talk of the Awakened Heart Series. https://zenawakened.com/awakened-heart/ Kintsukuroi The poet, teacher and lawyer John Sean Doyle had this to say about Kintsukuroi, "In Japan there is an art form...

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