Tag Archives: Buddhism

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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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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Mantra Marathon

About twice a year, the Garchen Institute in Chino Valley, AZ sponsors a mantra marathon. The ” Million Mantra Accumulation ” brings people together from around the world in the practice of mantra recitation. Many participants are from Singapore. This … Continue reading

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Consciousness Is Empty (and so is love) by Susan Kahn

[ Teacher week continues with Susan Kahn. Enjoy ! ] Consciousness Is Empty (and so is love) by Susan Kahn From the perspective of emptiness teachings, to say that something is empty means that it is empty of inherent existence, neither self-created nor … Continue reading

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” On Zen ” by Daio Kokushi

“On Zen,” by Daio Kokushi There is a reality even prior to heaven and earth; Indeed, it has no form, much less a name; Eyes fail to see it; It has no voice for ears to detect; To call it … Continue reading

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What got left out of “meditation”? by David Chapman

[Please enjoy this guest post from David Chapman, who blogs at David Chapman @ WordPress.com ] What got left out of “meditation”? Posted on July 12, 2011 by David Chapman Buddhist meditation methods have been forced through a series of filters … Continue reading

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Changing Horses Midstream

A bit of general advice heard again and again from former Buddhist teachers regarding moving to another lineage or practicing in more than one lineage: ” Don’t change ! You’ll never make any progress that way ! ” ” It’s … Continue reading

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Mental Examination

Mental examination:  one foundational practice that supports, permits, abets all others. By mental examination, am referring to the relentless examination of mind that complete honesty and genuine spiritual practice demanded. Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment, watching … Continue reading

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Humility : The Virtue that Nobody Wants

Humility. Discussions of humility don’t come up much in the spiritual circles I have traveled: …possibly because it’s not a word very much used in American Buddhist terminology. …possibly because of association with centuries of Western clerical/religious domination. …possibly because, … Continue reading

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Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu

[ Guest post by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu. This will be added to the page ” Looking into the Experience of Pain “. ] Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness and Death by Ven.Thanissaro Bhikkhu *** My topic today is the … Continue reading

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