A poetry in homage to Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). ” … The space of mind swirls up as playful maidens, the effortless play of spontaneous perfection! Perceptions turn into the mandala of awakening! In this wondrous display, I rest in evenness. … “Read more
The sacred objects of Buddhism such as statues and scriptures are aids for working with one’s own mind. Masters cautioned not to turn them into objects of conflicts and not to be upset by their destruction. The way to protect Dharma is by being a living lamp of peace, wisdom and compassion …Read more
A poetry that explores the connection between the noble eight-fold path of the Buddha and the experience of non-dual non-conceptual awakening. “… In the withering away of the matrix of ego and concepts, Is the explosive joy of empty mind!”Read more
A Homage to His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (Penor Rinpoche), a great contemporary master of Buddhism. “… O, gentle and loving, the boundless expanse! … as a cool breeze that dissolved ego’s hardness. … the youthfulness of naked awareness!”Read more
One of the greatest figures of rationality and critical thinking world has ever seen. He is revered by the Mahayana Buddhists as the Second Buddha and many streams of enlightened traditions such as Zen, Dzogchen, Anuttara Tantra and Nalanda scholasticism comes through him.Read more
We claim to be “free thinkers”. But, are we really free in our thoughts?
If this is so, we must be thinking from clear and direct wisdom unstained by habitual presumptions, inclinations and taboos. Often, that is not the case. Whatever we hear, does it remain inside as just pieces of information we can use freely? Rather, it molds us to think in specific ways. What we hear turns into bondage – of presumptions, inclinations and taboos.
This is an introduction, a broad overview, of what it means to practice Buddhism. The Buddha taught how to open the casket of our minds, to the vast expanse inside and outside. That relies on a simple point. That is to be aware – clearly, openly and spaciously. This is done by harmonizing the view, meditation and conduct.Read more
A reflection on the life of the Buddha. “… You forewent the kingdom … rising beneath the Bodhi Tree, you became the king of kings! … The beautiful groves that kings offered … you turned them into gardens of peace, … cradles of human awakening! …Read more
Way of Bodhi – a poem on the open journey to awakening: ” … Let the warmth of bodhi melt the borders! Let us walk together in that great expanse! …”Read more
At one level, Buddhism offers practical tools that anyone can use irrespective of their religion. Beyond that, to fully benefit, one has to break free from all sorts of religious clinging – theistic, atheistic and agnostic, to take an open journey of awareness – with reason and direct seeing. Here is an analysis on this crucial point to understand Buddhism.Read more