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Devotion and Compassion by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

“Enhancement practices, for instance, are to develop devotion to the enlightened ones and compassion for sentient beings. Devotion and compassion strengthen the recognition of mind nature. Other practices also further enhance mind essence; however the Third Karmapa stated the most essential point when he said: “In the moment of love, the empty essence dawns nakedly.”

“In the moment that either devotion or compassion is felt sincerely, from the core of our heart, there is really nothing to obscure us any longer. The more we train in devotion to all enlightened masters, buddhas and bodhisattvas, the more our progress in recognizing mind essence will be enhanced. In exactly the same way, generating loving kindness and compassion for all beings will also help tremendously to enhance our realization of buddha nature.”

~ Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Opening to the Mystery Meditation by Tara Brach

“Walk Slowly” by Danna Faulds It only takes a reminder to breathe, a moment to be still, and just like that, something in me settles, softens, makes space for imperfection. The harsh voice of judgment drops to a whisper…

The Life of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 — 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Dutta was the chief disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa and the founder of the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is considered a key…

Self-Help and Self-Surrender

A father was once passing through a field with his two little sons. He was carrying one of them in his arms while the other was walking along with him holding his hand. They saw a kite flying and the…

Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation

The great twelfth-century Korean Zen Master Chinul’s, framework of teaching is Sudden Awakening, Gradual Cultivation: “Although we have awakened to original nature, beginningless habit energies are extremely difficult to remove suddenly. Hindrances are formidable and habits are deeply ingrained.…

The World Within – Carl Jung in His Own Words

“When you observe yourself within you see moving images, a world of images…” ~ C.G. Jung Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961), often referred to as C. G. Jung, was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist…

Guided Meditation on the Body, Space, and Awareness

A Guided Meditation on the Body, Space, and Awareness with Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. In this short guided meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche gives simple instructions for bringing awareness to the body, sensory experience, space, and finally…

Death and Denial

We’re constantly surrounded by potential causes of death, and by the news of the dead and dying, yet many people still wander around in denial, thinking to themselves “It can never possibly happen to me – not yet!” However,…

Telepathic Dreams

Marie-Louise von Franz discusses the phenomena of telepathic dreams through a Jungian lens.  …

Swami Vivekananda on the Vedanta Philosophy

The Vedantist says that a man is neither born nor dies nor goes to heaven, and that reincarnation is really a myth with regard to the soul. The example is given of a book being turned over. It is…