Tag Archives: Tibetan Buddhism

REALISE REALITY – REALISE THE DREAM

Realise Reality – Realise The Dream Realise Reality – Realise The Dream Realise The Dream – Realise Reality This is the meaning of the two truths – relative truth and ultimate truth. One reflects the other. All traditions have their … Continue reading

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IS THERE SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME?

Is There Someone To Watch Over Me? This is down to our personal opinion, or school of thought. Are we being watched by a God? Gods? Those who have gone before? Aliens? We can’t limit our appraisal, can we? 🙂 … Continue reading

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BUDDHA OR TEACHER OR TEACHINGS?

Buddha or Teacher or Teachings? Which is the most important? It’s an vital question. In Tibetan Buddhism, the human teacher is all important as it’s an oral tradition*; without the teacher, the teachings of the Buddha would not be available … Continue reading

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THE TRUTH IS EVERYWHERE WE LOOK

The Truth Is Everywhere We Look If we tell people that we know the truth, they usually run away. This is because they either prefer a vague idea, as understanding means ‘change’, or they have their own belief – or … Continue reading

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CHASING THE RAINBOW?

Chasing The Rainbow? There are many sayings that can be viewed from an entirely different perspective. This is to do with the nine levels of understanding, with the same words having superior meaning. We all move through stages, rather like … Continue reading

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SMASHING THE PROGRAMMING

Smashing The Programming Even though we try to break out of this mental maze of concepts that we have adopted – and which has been pumped into us since childhood – we are using the very same programme to achieve … Continue reading

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WHEN DOES A CULTURE BECOME A CULT?

When Does A Culture Become A Cult? This is a delicate subject, and there is no intention to divide. When we take on anothers’ culture, we are doing something that is not natural to us. It’s important to be clear … Continue reading

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FEELING COMPLETE

Feeling Complete There is a natural progression when investigating and realising our spiritual essence. Looking, seeing and letting be creates space for intelligence and wisdom – our relative and ultimate nature – to be recognised. Letting be is easier said … Continue reading

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TIBETAN BUDDHISM

Tibetan Buddhism To practice Tibetan Buddhism is to realise our true nature of pure awareness, to recognise the obstacles that prevent the realisation of that true nature, and to acknowledge that these very same obstacles are the path to realising … Continue reading

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STUDENTS AND TEACHERS – A CAN OF WORMS!

Students and Teachers – A Little Can Of Worms! It needn’t be. This is mainly about Tibetan Buddhism, but it appertains to all spiritual groups and traditions. All spiritual ideals have been acquired from another culture, apart from indigenous people … Continue reading

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NO MEDITATOR, NO MEDITATION

No Meditator, No Meditation When there is meditation, there is a meditator. So how can there be no meditator, and no meditation? This is not a mental conundrum; it is logical experience, gained by looking, seeing and dropping. When pure … Continue reading

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HAVING A PROBLEM WITH GURU-NESS?

Having A Problem With Guru-ness? Don’t bottle it up; investigate! We have all, at some time, wondered, “What on earth have I got myself into?!” especially when we see others acting in strange ways, blindly adoring the Guru/Lama. This can … Continue reading

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THE PROBLEM WITH DHARMA CENTRES

The Problem With Dharma Centres This is in response to the points Daisy raised yesterday. What she wrote sounds familiar, although first we have to say that if we want to find out about the Buddha’s teachings, then we have … Continue reading

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THE COMPLETE DHARMA IS WITHIN US ALL

The Complete Dharma is Within Us All Even though the teachings of the Buddha and the ancient masters are fully comprehensive and elaborate, they are all within us. We know everything there is to know; we merely have to take … Continue reading

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WE ARE MORE THAN A PLEASING BOWL OF PETUNIAS

We Are More Than a Pleasing Bowl of Petunias Part one In meditation, we become still and aware, resting in emptiness (in Dzogchen, meditation is merely remembering the continuity of emptiness, and then meditation is dropped 😉 ). However – … Continue reading

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THE ILLUSION OF POTENTIAL

The Illusion of Potential This is a sensitive subject, but it’s necessary to address it. We have a true potential, and an imagined potential. We also have to address the purpose of ritual: is this also an illusion? We might … Continue reading

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DESPONDENCY

Despondency Sometimes, life just doesn’t turn out as we might have hoped. This could happen in our spiritual life as well. We might feel, “It’s not working.” We become aware of feeling jaded or disheartened. There is much in Tibetan … Continue reading

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BUDDHA ESSENCE IN A NUTSHELL

Buddha Essence in a Nutshell and we’re the nuts… Our true nature is awareness, pure awareness. That’s what we are! However, most of the time, we are something else: occupied, vacant or asleep. And so we are not aware of … Continue reading

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APPRECIATE YOURSELF

Appreciate yourself. How many people are born and die everyday without having an inkling of their true nature? I know this is an obvious thing to say, but sometimes we can take knowledge and wisdom for granted. Even if we … Continue reading

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PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology.  Psychology rules this modern era, dominating every walk of life. Psychology guides all our choices, and divides our cultures, thereby keeping everything in motion. Our base instincts of ‘self’ preservation (through the emotions), are used to manipulate us in … Continue reading

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