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Khyentse’s Simple Instruction

“The mind is primordially pure, an empty expanse, Complete with a spontaneously present, radiant clarity. Looking into the very face of your own awareness, You will be freed from the sullying defects of duality. Meditate by settling naturally in unaltered … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary Breath

The flow of prana or lung within the body is directly connected to mind and its functions. This connection is pervasive. Rather than thinking of mind as being “in our heads” or our “brains” the Ayurvedic and Tibetan medical and … Continue reading

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24 Unplug #1

Recently I was off the grid so to speak for a short reprieve. No phone, no internet, no external stimuli or distraction. All I had with me was a collection of essays by Edward Abbey, my thoughts, and the teachings … Continue reading

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The Activism of Mantra

In light of the recent election here in the United States there has been a fire lit for those inspired to action and activism. This fire always burns, of course, but with the full assault on diversity, religious freedoms, and … Continue reading

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It’s Not So Easy When It’s Real

It’s not so easy. It never has been. There are a lot of costumes out there, shawls, robes, hats, jewelry, hair done up in a certain way. Without the trappings of culture and attitude the view remains the same and … Continue reading

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Khandro Rinpoche on Relationships and the Path

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The Meaning and Purpose of Dharma

The following quote by my teacher, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, is an outstanding short definition of what dharma is and how it can directly influence our day-to-day lives. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. ‎”What we really … Continue reading

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