Category Archives: Buddhist Practice

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Four Points of Dzogchen

“The essence of meditation practice in Dzogchen is encapsulated by these four points: ▪ When one past thought has ceased and a future thought has not yet risen, in that gap, in between, isn’t there a consciousness of the present … Continue reading

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About Satori …

Oshaku Okumura, one of the foremost exponents of Dogen’s teachings, said when he was asked about Satori: “Satori is nothing but being aware of, or being alert in, whatever activity you are doing right now, right here. Any activity is … Continue reading

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Waking Up out of a Tradition

Buddham sarinam gacchami. Dammam sarinam gacchami. Sangham sarinam gacchami. I go for refuge to Buddha , Dharma and Sangha. Through the virtues I collect from giving and other perfections, may I become a Buddha for the benefit of all. How … Continue reading

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Retreat Refrigerator Reminder

Refrigerator Dharma This quote from Jigten Sumgon was prominently posted on the side of the refrigerator I was to use for 10 days. Passed this quote daily; read it numerous times. It resonates with experience here, perhaps also with you: … Continue reading

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The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering)

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You will get nothing out of Buddhism !

Buddhism is disappointing.  If one thinks that Buddhists will be any different from other people,then one will be disappointed! Let’s be honest, people are people, and we shouldn’t expect too much. People can acquire a lofty attitude, but at least … Continue reading

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Five and Five

Recently came across an article that has been floating around the blogosphere for over a year. The author, a former palliative care nurse, shares her observations of the most common five regrets she has heard from people at the end … Continue reading

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Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche The everyday practice of dzogchen is simply to develop a complete carefree acceptance, an openness to all situations without limit. We should realise openness as the playground of our emotions and … Continue reading

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Sermons by Cha’an Master Ma Tsu

[ Thanks to the bloggers at Awakening to Reality for the entirety of this post. Enjoy !] Sermons by Ch’an Master Ma-tsu Posted by: Wei Yu Ma-tsu (709-788) The Patriarch said to the assembly, “All of you should believe that … Continue reading

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The Tientiei Mountains are my Home by Han Shan

Han Shan For what do people strive? Money, fame, successful relationships, or the Dharma? Attain Dharma and gain more than the other three combined. He who has attained Dharma lacks nothing. He called himself ‘Cold Mountain’ and lived as a … Continue reading

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