Meditation Posture

Position For Meditation – The Seven-Pointed Meditation Posture of Vairochana Each of the five rLung (winds) relate and balance by the seven-pointed posture. The posture helps calm excess circulation of one type of wind, and supports the settling of mind. 1. Legs...
Mojito Mind

Mojito Mind

Click to listen to The Awakened Podcast on one of your favourite platforms • Apple Podcasts • Google Podcasts • Spotify • Breaker • Overcast • Pocketcasts • Radio Public • Anchor The Mojito Mind So what’s the question? Student: How do our instincts fit into the...
Bodhidharma On No-Mind

Bodhidharma On No-Mind

On No-Mind: In one fascicle by Bodhidharma (T85n2831 translated by Urs App, in The Eastern Buddhist, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 1995), pp. 82-107) The ultimate principle is without words; one needs to borrow words to make this principle apparent. The great Way is without...
Tracing Back the Radiance

Tracing Back the Radiance

Tracing Back the Radiance by Chinul  (Edited and Translated by Robert E. Buswell, Jr. Published by the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism) Question: Through what expedients is it possible in one moment of thought to trace back [the radiance of one’s sense] faculties and...
The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals

The Four Dharma Seals In order for a teaching to qualify as being a truly Buddhist teaching, it must contain and represent the Four Dharma Seals as the Buddha taught. A “seal” is like an impression left by a monarch’s signet ring upon a document, verifying its royal...
Nothing Special Whatsoever

Nothing Special Whatsoever

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Invoking the Buddha’s Name

Master Feixi’s 飛錫 Gaosheng nianfo sanmei baowang lun 高聲念佛三昧 寶 王論 (Precious King’s Treatise on the Samādhi Gained by Loudly Invoking the Buddha’s Name) states: "Those who bathe in the ocean are making use of hundreds of rivers. Those who invoke the Buddha’s name...
Everyday Miracles

Everyday Miracles

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Circle Triangle Square

The Universe – ○△□ “The circle-triangle-square is Sengai’s picture of the universe. The circle represents the infinite, and the infinite is at the basis of all beings. But the infinite in itself is formless. We humans endowed with senses and...
The Supreme Vehicle

The Supreme Vehicle

“If one points at the moon, one has to look at the moon; why look at the finger tips?” The supreme vehicle’s starting point is the faith and belief that one is already a Buddha. That the fundamental nature of mind is utterly free, clear and pure. The supreme...

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