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...
Pub Life is Dharma Life

Pub Life is Dharma Life

 Pub Life is Dharma Life Okay, perfect. any insights, revelations, challenges, frustrations since last time I seen you guys? Student: I had a revelation or an insight I guess. I noticed that sometimes in certain situations I’m feeling like I’m an imposter. Like...

See Without Attachment.

.. “Dear friends, Withdraw the mind from the senses and fix it in meditation. Control the thought-current. Find out the thought-center and fix yourself there. Then you will be conscious of the Divine Self; you will see it dancing in ecstasy. Live in that Delight. That...
One Practice Samadhi – Hui-Neng

One Practice Samadhi – Hui-Neng

One Practice Samadhi Hui-neng (638-713) I have come here today because I have a connection of many lifetimes with you officials, clerics, and laypeople. This teaching has been passed down by the ancients. It isn’t something I discovered by myself. But if you...
Zen

Zen

Below you’ll find Zen resources that will help you come back home to yourself. They will also give you some background on the Zen style of Dharma and Practice. I’ve also included some additional pieces from the Mahamudra and Ati Yoga traditions as...
Awareness – The One Word Gateway to All Mysteries

Awareness – The One Word Gateway to All Mysteries

The Teaching Which Directly Reveals That the True Mind is the Nature “The one word ‘Awareness’ is the gateway to all mysteries.” “This teaching propounds that all sentient beings without exception have the empty, tranquil True Mind. From...
Directly Revealing the Nature

Directly Revealing the Nature

The Teaching Which Directly Reveals That the True Mind is the Nature Zen Master Zongmi said that, The one word ‘Awareness’ is the gateway to all mysteries. The teaching which reveals the Nature, is geared to advanced students and those of superior ability,...

Embodied

“To live simply, authentically is the calling of a bodhisattva — to be an example not in word preaching but in body embodying this moment with full attention with no thought for tomorrow pure entrusting vowing …to save all beings.” – Shinzen 3946...

Advice from the King

Advice from King Trisong Detsen for Responsible People (review of teachings by Phakchok Rinpoche given in Singapore in 2016). Trisong Detsen was the 8th Century Dharma King of Tibet and Disciple of Guru Rinpoche. “The king offered this advice for living a...

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