Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Transform Illness

This illusory heap of a body, which, like others, I possess— If it falls sick, so be it! In sickness I’ll rejoice! For it will exhaust my negative karma from the past, And, after all, many forms of Dharma practice, … Continue reading

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Protection

Merciful Mother, Samaya Tara Yogini, dispeller of fear, grant me your protection! Sustain my practice with your Mighty Forms, that the pure stream of your force may flow within me in this world and the worlds to come.   Protect and … Continue reading

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The Three Forms of the Buddha

The dharmakaya (Form of Truth) is your own Buddha Nature. The sambhogakaya (Form of Bliss) is your own Non-dual Wisdom. The nirmanakaya (Form of Manifestation) is your own Non-referential Compassion.

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Children and White-haired Men

Bai Juyi (772-846 CE) was an important poet and government officer during the Tang Dynasty in China. He once asked a Buddhist monk for the most essential Dharma instruction, and the monk replied by quoting the Buddha’s summary teaching, “Avoid harm. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of Penam Rinpoche

OM Reverence to the Guru, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha! OM Reverence to the Bodhisattva Mahasattvas!   OM Reverence to You, Dharma King Padma Namgyal, Who unite the Three Jewels and Three Bodies, In one Supreme Form of … Continue reading

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Leave one, take one

Conduct, as everything else in nature, abhors a vacuum. When we abandon an unskillful habit, we must cultivate a positive one. Otherwise, from our trove of accumulated karmic tendencies, another habit –similar in quality– will replace the one we’ve just … Continue reading

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Living by Karma; Living by Vow

“I didn’t want to think it.” “I didn’t mean to say it.” “I didn’t intend to do it.” How many times have we said these or similar words to ourselves or others? When we entertain unwelcome thoughts, utter words that … Continue reading

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