Bodhicitta

On a cool crisp spring morning, while the sun was rising silently over the horizon, the birds woke from their slumber and started singing their sweet songs - an ancient master while sipping tea whispered this wisdom to no one in particular, “Great is the matter of...

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Nothing to Do

Nothing to Do by Gendun Rinpoche Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower, but is already present, in open relaxation and letting go. Don't strain yourself, there is nothing to do or undo. Whatever momentarily arises in the body-mind has no real...

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Be Brave

On the 10th day of the month of the Iron Sheep, in the year of the Wood Monkey, in the morning I met the Lotos Born Guru. A rain of white flowers fell down from the sky. In my mind – the limitless river of Dharmakaya – Padmasambhava gave me instructions of how to...

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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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The Mirror of Essential Points

THE MIRROR OF ESSENTIAL POINTS A Letter in Praise of Emptiness From Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorje to his Mother I pay homage at the lotus feet of Tenpai Nyima, Who is inseparable from Dharma-lord Longchen Rabjam And perceives the natural state of emptiness Of the...

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