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MIND-FULL OF EMPTINESS

Mind-Full of Emptiness This is the path to enlightenment: the complete picture. There are two aspects to complete enlightenment: one is consciousness-awareness and the other is its purity of emptiness. There are also two ways of coming to this realisation. … Continue reading

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THE POINTING OUT INSTRUCTION IS…

The Pointing Out Instruction Is … … having absolute confidence. Having absolute confidence in one’s recognition of pure knowingness, pure awareness, pure consciousness, pure perception. Of course, the scary word is “pure”. Pure merely means ‘without altering’; it is just … Continue reading

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TIMELINESS

Timeliness Meeting with a teaching. When we are beginners, thoughts and emotions are very powerful, and can be overwhelming. We get easily upset, so we have to take back control through meditation and understanding. We stop our ideas running amok … Continue reading

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THE TRANSMISSION OF INTEGRITY

The Transmission of Integrity In order for a transmission to occur, there has to be an open receiver. We are all transmitting something, and we have to decide whether what we are transmitting is of any benefit to others. Conversely, … Continue reading

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RECOGNISING THE NATURE OF MIND

Recognising The Nature Of Mind Sometimes the mind is occupied (excited) and sometimes vacant (dull): both are due to an indifference towards the pure quality of knowing awareness of the mind itself, empty of ornamentation. Did you miss it? That … Continue reading

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THE HEART OF DZOGCHEN

The Heart of Dzogchen The pointing out instruction is letting go. Awareness looks, sees and drops. Traditionally, the gesture (non-verbal) for the pointing out instruction is: the teacher holds his/her palms up to show looking out. They then turn the … Continue reading

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“SOME DAYS, I LACK ENTHUSIASM TO PRACTISE”

“Some Days, I Lack Enthusiasm To Practise” Just remember the “pointing out instruction” of pure awareness. Whatever we are doing or not doing, pure awareness is always present, whether we (pure awareness) notice or not. Practice is only a reminder … Continue reading

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DZOGCHEN IS US

Dzogchen is us.  All teachings and practices culminate in Dzogchen-Maha Ati. Dzogchen is just a word for our true nature – emptiness, awareness and unconfined compassion. There is no description, no rules, no meditation, nothing to do but recognise. This, … Continue reading

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