Catching the Zen Bird

Catching the Zen Bird So many people hear of the Zen Mind or Buddha Mind or Truth or Suchness or Enlightenment or the Great Way or the Absolute or the Unborn or the Fundamental Nature - there's a million different names for it - and they know they want it for...

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Find Your Mind Treasure

Transcript: Finding the Treasure in Your Mind is a True Practitioner Finding the Treasure in Your Mind is a True Practitioner We think that we should learn and accept while meditating on a daily basis. But more important than that is you must save yourself. The...

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She Let Go

SHE JUST LET GO . . . By Ernest Holmes She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around in her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within...

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The Great Light of Illumination

The great light of illumination In the sky light expanse of mind You blaze with splendour and light Soft easeful wisdom emanating infinite blessings Giving rise To all the vehicles and teachings So that all beings may come here To this timeless moment And realize they...

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Plunging Into the Nowness

“Plunge into the nowness of everfresh completely spontaneous everpresence. Pure pristine awareness.” Master e All phenomena are completely new and fresh, absolutely unique and entirely free from all concepts of past, present, and future. They are experienced in...

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The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo

The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo, The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra Ho! Everything - appearance and existence, samsara and nirvana, has a single ground, yet two paths and two fruitions, and magically displays as awareness or unawareness. Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may...

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Unmeditation

One of my first teachers Lama Sonam while teaching me as we ate breakfast one day said, “Just be natural. Nothing special about you whatsoever.” We make meditation into an event - either we’re at it, in it, doing it, getting ready to do it, suck at doing it, are...

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A Ah Sha Sa Ma Ha – The Breath of Brilliance

A Ah Sha Sa Ma Ha Breathe in A Breathe out Ah Breathe in Sha Breathe out Sa Breathe in Ma Breathe out Ha This is the Breath of Brilliance   The syllable Ah points out the unborn nature of reality. Ah is the non-conceptualization of unborn existence. Since nothing...

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Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life

The everyday practice of Dzogchen is simply to develop a complete carefree acceptance, an openness to all situations without limit. We should realize openness as the playground of our emotions and relate to people without artificiality, manipulation or strategy. We...

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The Greatest

The greatest achievement is selflessness. The greatest worth is self-mastery. The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. The greatest precept is continual awareness. The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything. The greatest magic is transmuting the...

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Giving & Getting

A student had really resonated with the teaching of giving and said that this came up for them in their business meeting just recently - to give so that they could get more. Here is my response... The practice of giving if tied to getting (the expectation that because...

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Accumulating Virtues

After perfectly taking the bodhisattva’s vow of moral ethics, accumulate virtues through your body, speech, and mind in order to achieve enlightenment. Briefly, these are called the “accumulation of virtues.” What are they? The Bodhisattva Bhumis says: Maintaining and...

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