Category Archives: Mahayana

Meditation: self, Presence, perceiver

When Awareness is in its seat, we are present. The experience, then, is Presence. Presence is a rich mandala of qualities and subtlety, yet all within the experience of the moment. Each facet of Presence, of Awareness in its seat, … Continue reading

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Meditation: warm-heartedness

Warm-heartedness is the most meaningful present. May your Presence bless all whom you encounter and embrace, this season and always.

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pt. 2, Bodhisattva Bhumis

In order to conceptually proceed into Trungpa Rinpoche’s teaching regarding the rest of the bodhisattva bhumis, a review of some key points (see previous post on Bodhisattva Bhumis). On pg. 181, Rinpoche says, “Prajna is of absolute, utmost importance in … Continue reading

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addendum pt. 1 Bodhisattva Bhumis

A member of the study group asked, “how to establish one’s self on the Bhumis?” In other words, how to mature on the Path of Awakening. The response given was, “It’s simple: Know your mind.” The Western psychological model has … Continue reading

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pt. 1: the Bodhisattva Bhumis from Trungpa Rinpoche

There are so many ways to look at the Path of Awakening. Every spiritual tradition through human history has provided context, practices, rituals, community and support. The idea of getting from here to there seems to be embedded in human … Continue reading

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