Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Concentration

Many believe that concentration is achieved through forcing the mind to focus on a single object, and thus tend to generate tension during attempts at meditation. Concentration is not constrained and tight. On the contrary, it is attained merely by reducing distractions, … Continue reading

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Guided by Karma; Guided 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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How can someone with Buddha Nature become deluded?

From the absolute perspective, the non-dual wisdom of awakening (Buddhahood), there are no separate beings and there is no delusion. Duality is false; it does not factually exist. Delusion never ‘happened’. What lacks true existence does not have an origin, … Continue reading

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Mandala Offering

Anointed with perfumed water and strewn with flowers, the ground is adorned with the axial mountain, four continents, sun, and moon.   With the realization of suchness, I make outer, inner, and profound offerings to the assembly of Lamas who … Continue reading

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Concise Supplication to the Pure Lineage

Reverence to the glorious Primordial Buddha, basis of all. Reverence to Buddha Nature, ground of non-dual purity. Reverence to Vajra Yoga, the path of purification. Obeisance to the Unequaled Shakyamuni, the Protector Maitreya, the Superior Nagarjuna, the Holy Brothers Asanga … Continue reading

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Beggar’s Nightly Prayer

Buddha of the Three Times, Precious Root Lama, Primordial Holder of the Peacock Throne, Victory Banner of Wisdom of the Great Middle Way, Omniscient Jonangpa, please look upon me with compassion! May I know all waking appearances as vanity. May … Continue reading

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