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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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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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Soh: On Practice After Awakening

[Teacher week continues on SIAOF. Enjoy !] Soh: On Practice After Awakening There is no “me” to begin with, everything has been without self – from suffering, ignorance, to wisdom and liberation. Yet, suffering is (no sufferer), the path is, … Continue reading

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Forbearance by Norman Fischer

[ Teacher week begins with a post on an under-appreciated virtue. Enjoy !] Forbearance by Norman Fischer Though it is not very popular or exciting, forbearance is the greatest of all spiritual qualities, because without it all other good qualities, intentions, insights, … Continue reading

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Mantra Redux

I recite mantras almost every day. While driving, walking at night or early in the morning, when not feeling like doing anything else, I take out the mala if it is close by and chant. Spontaneously. I don’t know why … 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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Death, Revisited

The perceiving of impermanence, bhikkhus, developed and frequently practiced, removes all sensual passion, removes all passion for material existence, removes all passion for becoming, removes all ignorance, removes and abolishes all conceit of “I am.” Just as in the autumn … Continue reading

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AH !

About 5:30 most mornings, as part of the reanimation of the corpse, the AH mantra arises. Sitting on the zafu, eyes open, ears open, mouth open, mind open, everything open. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! Tenor AH. Baritone AH. First AH soft. Most … Continue reading

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Stumbling into Grace

Sitting. Meditating. Trying to stay ” In the Now ” Drifting away. Lost in thoughts. “In the Now”. Back, present again. Thoughts chasing thoughts. Sigh. Patience. Practice lightly – those are the instructions. Patience, and practice lightly. Posture. Breathing. Posture. … Continue reading

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Gently Further

Smashing stones – each stone a thought With the sledge of knowing A few seconds of settled mind ’till the avalanche resumes Resting on the breath – a wrestling match Slipping around the serpent of sensations Walking slowly – anything … Continue reading

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