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...

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...
The Yoga Sutras

The Yoga Sutras

THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PANTANJALI Translated by Shakti Das Compiled, edited and lightly modified by Om Das (Ian Paul Marshall) “Yoga is the process in which we are able to access and abide in the profound vision of our true essential self nature by allowing the...
Pointing Out Instructions

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...

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...
Mudita Dharma Talk

Mudita Dharma Talk

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...
Compassion (Karuna) Dharma Talk

Compassion (Karuna) Dharma Talk

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...
Metta (Loving-Kindness) Dharma Talk

Metta (Loving-Kindness) Dharma Talk

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...
The Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind

The Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind

Video of the Four Thoughts Which Turn the Mind Toward Freedom Dharma Talk 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...

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,...

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