As It Is

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From my earliest instruction in Buddhist meditation, this phrase, “As it is,” has been used in numerous contexts to describe a way of interpreting experience. It implies that all overlays, story, judgment, speculation about the future and interpretation of the … Continue reading

Awakening

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I have no doubt that many people have had extraordinary experiences of altered consciousness: a temporary radical change in their sense of self, their view of reality or even extended moments of uncommon visual, sensory, auditory or even dream sequences … Continue reading

I’ll have the Coke, please

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What does this name Lhundrup Choeling mean, anyway? Well, I’ll get to that. It was a lovely afternoon. I had spent the morning with Aryan at the Pentagon College with the social work students talking about recycling and climate science … Continue reading

The Paradox of “Practice”

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  Mind itself – that is, the nature of awakened mind – is pure like space, and so is without birth or death, pleasure or pain. It has no substance to delimit it and is free of the phenomena of samsara … Continue reading