The Sport of the Buddha’s

Vajrasattva asks Samantabhadra: How is it that we as self-perfected Buddhas can enter and experience the samsaric dimension from the samsaric point of view? Samantabhadra responded: In order for this to happen, and it is a great sport yet fraught with many dangers,...

The Heart of Vajrasattva Prayer

Heart of Vajrasattva This prayer written by Guru Rinpoche protects those who have fallen prey to ignorance and impaired their samayas. This popular confessional prayer was structured around the short six-syllable Mantra of Vajrassattva, Om Vajra Sattva Hum. It was...

Look at the Great Light

Words of Blessings – Look at the Great Light (New Year’s Message, January 1, 1984 from Zen Master ToeongSeongcheol) As the brilliant sun rises in the blue sky, endless, eternal light pervades the entire universe. Heaven and hell, the noble and the evil all...
Beyond Concepts

Beyond Concepts

Lama Anam Thubten: “We just get rid of all of our concepts, all of our painful concepts, whatever concepts we are having an affair with. We are always having an affair with concepts and there are plenty of them. Every concept has a story line. Think about it. “I...

The whirlpool

From Sri Lankan Master Niyananda: “If, for instance, a whirlpool in the ocean comes to cease, can one ask where the whirlpool has gone? It will be like asking where an extinguished fire has gone. One might say that the vortex has ‘joined’ the ocean....
The Wisdom of Trees

The Wisdom of Trees

I thought I was the only person who noticed the beauty of the three red trees but there she was, camera in hand,snapping pics. Tweaking her angles. Trying to find the perfect shot. Freezing the moment. And possibly sharing the beauty that she was seeing with her...

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