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A blog about the practice and history of Tibetan Medicine and its modern day application.

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Other Tags: Tibet, Medicine, Tibetan Medicine, Ayurveda, Alternative Medicine

A blog about dzogchen and related subjects.

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  • Mirages
    on Jan 21, 2012
    Namdrol said:The suffering of chasing mirages never ends. The only way to end it is simply to stop.likewise, the suffering of intellectual pursuits never ends. The only way to end it is simply to stop. The suffering of accepting and rejecting never e...
  • Prajñāpāramitā
    on Jan 16, 2012
    If someone does not dwell in words and does not dwell in names,that is prajñāpāramitā —buddhahood's state of realization. -- The Great Tantra of Self-Arisen Vidyā...
  • Fields
    on Nov 24, 2011
    Since all buddhas and sentient beings and all the worlds and beings of existence, never move from the state of dharmatā,the nature of the mind is the dharmakāya buddhafield.-- Tantra of Secret Wisdom...
  • Three Knots
    on Sep 25, 2011
    The Tantra of The Great Self-liberated Vidyā statesConfusion, the knot bewilderment, anger, the knot of appearance,and desire, the knot of the path, are known everywhere as the three aspects. The oral instruction is demonstrated in order to remove t...
  • Without Contrivance or Corruption
    on May 4, 2011
    Garab Dorje said:If water is not turbid, it is settled,if mind is not modified, bliss, rest without modification.
  • Birthplaces
    on Apr 30, 2011
    Aro Yeshe Jungney wrote in his Differentiating the Different Methods of Entering the Yoga of the Mahāyāna:There are only two birthplaces in Secret Mantra and no others: Vajra Hell and the stage of buddhahood.
  • on Apr 3, 2011
    Vidyādhara Garab Dorje stated:There isn’t a smidgeon of benefit in buddhahood apart from steadying an unsteady mind.
  • The Supreme Upadesha
    on Mar 19, 2011
    Practicing without interruption is the supreme upadesha.-- The Tantra of the Intimate Instructions On the Signs of Wisdom...
  • Samsara's cause...
    on Feb 2, 2011
    In the Tantra of the Precious Garland of the Great Perfection,  Adibuddha Samantabhadra states:Clinging and attachment to the trio of body, speech and mind is the cause of samsara. Recognizing the trio of body, speech and mind to be insubstantia...
  • The New Ati-Lite™
    on Jan 19, 2011
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  • Dzogchen Without Buddhism?
    on Jan 14, 2011
    The other day I saw a workshop advertised called "Dzogchen without Buddhism". I have, over the years seen a number of suggestions that Dzogchen practitioners can dispense with Buddhism, or that it is not essential to be a Buddhist to practice Dzogche...
  • The Three Unreasonable Points of Dzogchen
    on Jan 9, 2011
    The Sutra Of Including All Phenomena In Bodhicitta, The Great Perfection states:The three unreasonable points explained to be reasonable:the full awakening that does not come from the mindis an unreasonable point that is explained to be reasonable.Th...
  • Liberation Through Seeing
    on Jan 4, 2011
    འ༔ ཨ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔ ཧ༔...
  • We are all Rinpoches: Nirmanakāyas and Dzogchen
    on Jan 4, 2011
    The purpose of this post is to settle a controversy [and perhaps create another] and remove a misunderstanding about so called "sprul skus" or reincarnations, that venerable institution that causes so much controversy in Tibetan Buddhism.In the teach...
  • The Crystal and the Way of Light
    on Dec 31, 2010
    If you are really intelligent, you will understand the meaning of this title automatically and need nothing further. When I first read this book, back in 1987, back in the days of the Harmonic Convergence and so on, I had no clue what it meant, I was...
  • Mañjuśrīmitra's Confession
    on Dec 22, 2010
    Having lost a debate to Garab Dorje, Mañjuśrīmitra made the following confession:Since I did not recognize the view, expansive dharmatā;in the state of self-originated great perfection, I openly reveal and confess being bound by attachments...
  • The Real Deal III
    on Dec 19, 2010
    Realization is bullshit. -- Namdrol...
  • Real Deal II
    on Dec 15, 2010
    A sutra says:Like a prisoner being lead to an execution, each step takes one nearer to death.
  • The Real Deal
    on Dec 11, 2010
    The Adibuddha has no cause, single eye of wisdom is stainless.-- Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī.
  • Disconnected...
    on Dec 3, 2010
    That person who intellectually investigates dharmatāis definitely not connected with heart essence of Dzogchen.  -- Shabkar...
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