Monthly Archives: August 2015


The dharmakaya does not change into something else, since it has inexhaustible properties. It is the refuge of beings, since it protects them without limit, until the final end. It is always free from duality, since it is foreign to … Continue reading

Posted in Sutra | 1 Comment

Singular Nature

Liberation as ever-perfect does not refer to the liberation of a Buddha that has occurred in the past, such as that of Buddha Sakyamuni, but to the way in which countless beings are liberated right now and will continue to … Continue reading

Posted in Dharma View | 2 Comments

Negative & Positive

The degree to which any experience repels, frightens, or seems to weaken us is equal to the degree to which such experience can make us stronger, more confident, more open, and more able to accept the infinite possibilities of our … Continue reading

Posted in Dharma View | 1 Comment

Ego Cocoon

From time immemorial we have been addicted to the self. It is how we identify ourselves. It is what we love most dearly. It is also what we hate most fiercely at times. Its existence is also the thing that … Continue reading

Posted in Dharma View | 1 Comment


Those who lack the faculty of faith, who become discouraged, who are timid, who turn away from diligence, who are complacent with the slightest qualities, who fixate on a single virtue only, who lack skill, who are without a spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in Sutra | Leave a comment

Why meditate?

The result of learning, contemplation, and meditation should be a steady and real increase in the love and compassion of bodhichitta, together with a steady and real diminution of ego-clinging and negative thinking. ―Patrul Rinpoche

Posted in Dharma View | Leave a comment

Practical Instruction

We often hear the Buddha’s brilliant summary of the Path: “Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.” This is eminently practical advice. At every moment, in every circumstance, if we can ask these questions, we will make swift progress on the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment


These two people are hard to find in the world. Which two? The one who is first to do a kindness, and the one who is grateful for a kindness done. ―Buddha Shakyamuni

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment


There is no unwholesomeness like anger, and no discipline like patience. Strive always therefore for serenity, cultivating it in varied ways. ―Shantideva

Posted in Dharma View | 2 Comments


tayatha om bhekandze bhekandze maha-bhekandze radza samudgate so’ha May all ten directions of cyclic existence abound in remedies, healers, nurses, food, and shelter for the poor and the infirm. May I be reborn as remedy, healer, and nurse, and perform … Continue reading

Posted in Practice Texts | Leave a comment