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IS RIGPA ANARCHY?

Is Rigpa Anarchy? Rigpa is the absolute freedom of the individual. Anarchy is the absolute freedom of the individual. The difference is in the application; Rigpa is knowing one’s true nature, whereas ma-rigpa is not knowing one’s true nature. If we … Continue reading

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IN RIGPA, NOTHING STICKS

In Rigpa, Nothing Sticks Rigpa is a Tibetan Dzogchen word for naked awareness – pure consciousness. It is the very nature of mind. It is cognisant emptiness. It’s what we are. Thoughts arise in the naked awareness of mind, and … Continue reading

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HOW IS ATMAN, BRAHMA?

How Is Atman, Brahma? How am I and my Father one? How are emotions and wisdom the same? It’s quite logical. It’s all to do with upgrading consciousness. All creatures have consciousness; they are aware. When this ordinary consciousness develops … Continue reading

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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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THE FINAL CONCLUSION

The Final Conclusion We are consciousness itself. We know this truth inherently, but due to the obscuring indoctrination we’ve experienced in life, we are unable to express it, and so we cling to a partial view: the resulting diversity divides … Continue reading

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IN RIGPA, NOTHING STICKS

In Rigpa, Nothing Sticks This means that ego has nothing to feed on In rigpa* we can clearly see, feel, taste, smell, hear and think, but without attachment; as a consequence, we do not become oversensitive. Mastery over phenomena means … Continue reading

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WAKING, DOZING, AND … ZZZ …

Waking, Dozing, and …zzz….. When introduced to the nature of mind, which is pure awareness, we might say, “It’s wow! This is great!” … a….n…d … back to sleep … 😀 In the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, the approach to reality … Continue reading

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WE LIKE DOING THINGS

We Like Doing Things We want things to do. In pure awareness, pure consciousness, there is nothing to do. That is Rigpa. Tsoknyi Rinpoche: “Rigpa: the king that is the single most sufficient factor”. When you are resting in rigpa, … Continue reading

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TO GO PLACIDLY OR NOT TO GO PLACIDLY…?

To Go Placidly Or Not To Go Placidly…? There is tranquil, comfortable, stillness of the mind, and there is the sharp clarity of rigpa essence which is ultimate reality – pure awareness. They are not the same, but stillness can … Continue reading

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TAKING THE TEACHINGS TO HEART

        Taking The Teachings To Heart OM MANI PEME HUM is the mantra for the Lord of Compassion – Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit). This mantra within the practice enhances our own compassion for all beings in the … Continue reading

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THE NEXT STEP UP

The Next Step Up (getting smarter) We all have the potential of the omniscient understanding of a Buddha. The less the cloudiness in the mind, the more the clarity, and the smarter we get. Ultimate clarity is Buddhahood. It is … Continue reading

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UNCERTAINTY IS THE KEY TO RECOGNISING PURE AWARENESS

Uncertainty is the Key to Recognising Pure Awareness If we think we are pure awareness, we have just come out of pure awareness. If there is uncertainty about pure awareness, merely be aware of that which is aware of that … Continue reading

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RENUNCIATION

Renunciation This is the real Dharma Renunciation is often misunderstood, and can therefore seem scary! “Oh my goodness, I have to give up everything”!?! Dharma renunciation is much more subtle than that: it means not holding on. This has far … Continue reading

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TOO MUCH TALK ABOUT PURE AWARENESS!

Too much talk about pure awareness!  This is because pure awareness is all there is!  Precisely because we become more and more familiar with pure awareness, we experience in a different way, as our obscurations naturally drop away. We become … Continue reading

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PLAYING WITH EGO

Playing with ego.  Essence, seeing its reflection through the reactions of emotions, believes that to be itself, and clings to this view. This is the creation of a duality. So, there are two of us: one is real, and the … Continue reading

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DO NOT BE IN AWE OF THE DHARMA

Do not be in awe of the Dharma.   Do not be in awe of the Dharma.Don’t make Dharma separate from you.You are Dzogchen*.  Demons and the Dharmaare the path and the obstacle……and the inspiration…to get to reality’s shore.  We … Continue reading

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CLARITY OF MIND v CLARITY OF ESSENCE

Clarity of Mind v Clarity of Essence.  To refine our understanding, we must know the distinction between mind and essence, otherwise we will be constantly caught up in a conceptual mental state. I can’t go too far in this discussion, … Continue reading

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