Monthly Archives: April 2011

Treating Illness with Meditation

Having deeply understood the origins of a disorder’s arising and manifestations, one should implement a method of treatment. The methods employed are of many types, but can be summarized into two major categories: calming (shamatha), and insight (vipassana) meditation. Calming … Continue reading

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Prayer for Protection at Death

Oh You Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abiding in the ten directions, Endowed with great compassion, endowed with foreknowledge, Endowed with the divine eye, endowed with love, Affording protection to sentient beings, Condescend through the power of Your great compassion to come … Continue reading

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Be a Lamp unto Yourself

Be a lamp unto yourself. Be a refuge to yourself. Hold fast to Truth as a lamp. Hold fast to the truth as a refuge. Look not for a refuge in anyone beside yourself.   Those who are a lamp unto … Continue reading

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The Fragrance of Virtue

Master your words. Master your thoughts. Never allow your body to do harm. Follow these three roads with purity And you will find yourself upon the one way, The way of wisdom. … The fragrance of sandalwood and rosebay Does … Continue reading

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The way is in your heart

You are far from the end of your journey. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. See how you love. Buddha Dhammapada

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Guru Yoga

   Aspiration May what I’m about to do yield favorable results. May it give me the capacity to benefit others. May it help me overcome ignorance and limitation. May it clear away all obstacles on the path. May it lead … Continue reading

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Mind Training 14: Illusion & the 4 Kayas

Emptiness is the Unsurpassed Protection — Illusory Appearance is Seen as the Four Kayas From the point of view of absolute truth, phenomena have no actual entity. What we think of as ‘I,’ ‘my body,’ ‘my mind,’ ‘my name,’ have … Continue reading

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