Author Archives: Tashi Nyima

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.

Never Wrong

Loving-kindness is like the void, but even more profound. Consequently, loving-kindness can embrace everything. […] All things, even those that oppose each other, can co-exist in loving-kindness without conflict. With love, no one is ever wrong. Everyone is right. —Master … Continue reading

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As It IS

In the Vajrayana, which teaches swift enlightenment, we do not dwell in the “no mind, no thought” (Skt. asphanaka, or “space filling”) samadhi. This is because this samadhi is void and denies all forms and phenomena, whereas from the standpoint … Continue reading

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Alaya

The alaya, the ultimate basis of all (Tib. kun gzhi) —not to be confused with the alaya vijnana, the storehouse consciousness— affirms non-duality in diversity and manifests diversity in non-duality. This is not a play on words. Non-duality in diversity … Continue reading

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Simple & Reliable

The Enlightened Ones took pity on the multitudes of deluded sentient beings, and put forth transformative teachings according to the various potentials of these beings. Although these teachings all derive from the same source, many different expedient methods are employed. … Continue reading

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Three Kalpas

According to the Vajrayana, the term kalpa has two different meanings: the common meaning is eon, a period of time estimated to equal approximately 16 million human years, while the uncommon meaning is delusion. Thus, attaining Buddhahood “after three kalpas” … Continue reading

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Buddha Power and Self Power

The power of the Buddha and the power of the sentient being (self-power) are non-different and cannot be opposed. Abandoning the wrong views of separation and duality, these two powers are merely aspects of the manifestation of the Buddha’s Life … Continue reading

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Engaged

Those who believe Buddhist practice means detaching from worldly matters might easily wonder why so many Buddhists seem obsessed with social justice. […] Waking up and responding to the realities of others’ suffering is an organic extension of the wish … Continue reading

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