Tag Archives: Mahamudra.

IN AND OUT OF NOW

In And Out Of Now Now is always present, whether we notice it or not Tulku Urgyen’s phrase describes the moment now as “spontaneous presence”. but what is spontaneous presence in actuality? We can say words such as Dzogchen, Mahamudra, … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN, MAHAMUDRA, SHUNYATA, DHARMAKAYA, ADVAITA … ?

Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Shunyata, Dharmakaya, Advaita … ? These are either attractive and mystical-sounding words, or they represent most ordinary aspect of reality in the infinite universe. These are simply Tibetan and Sanskrit terms for non-duality. The pure, uncontaminated emptiness of … Continue reading

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CONFUSING TRADITIONS

Confusing Traditions Confusing metaphors Confusing confusion It isn’t easy to find a tradition that supports one’s temperament. Neither it is easy to find a teacher with whom one can connect, or find a teaching that will clarify one’s confusion, and … Continue reading

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THE BREATH AND DZOGCHEN

The Breath And Dzogchen (Dzogchen Breath) Even though we may have the high view of Dzogchen, which is pure conscious awareness, we should not overlook the simple practice of shamata – watching the breath. Because of understanding Dzogchen/Maha Ati, shamata … Continue reading

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POINTLESS LIFE?

Pointless Life? The human potential is complete enlightenment – to be a Buddha. This is one who has awakened to inner clarity and dissolved all confusion through the continuity of clarity at every moment, which is the practice of purification. … Continue reading

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CLARIFYING STILLNESS AND EMPTINESS

Clarifying Stillness and Emptiness There’s been a lot of interest on the topic of stillness and emptiness. The nature of mind and mind consciousness are not the same thing, and neither are they separate. The nature of mind – our … Continue reading

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NOT GETTING IT – GETTING IT

Not Getting It – Getting It Sometimes we might find that we are not ‘getting’ the teachings, that they don’t make complete sense to us. Those around us seem to be happy enough, and we might be feeling left out. … Continue reading

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I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF A MUDDLE IN A MUDDY MIND!

I am in the middle of a muddle in a muddy mind!  There are: mud-pie mud-baths mud-bricks mud-flats mud-guards mud-packs mud-fever mud-skippers mud-slingers mud-banks mud-larks mud-worts and muddlers… …all getting in a mood in the mud.  Instead of* we become … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN v MAHAMUDRA

Dzogchen v Mahamudra.  These are two approaches to realisation: one starts at the front of the book, and the other, at the end. Dzogchen is direct, starting at the end of book, whereas Mahamudra is gradual, from the front. Which … Continue reading

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