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One Taste of Tantra (Namkhai Norbu)

Posted in buddhism, tibet, Uncategorized on June 26, 2012 by ewakening

While Hinayana and Mahayana regard the absolute voidness as the object of realization to be attained by freeing oneself from bonds of impure relative dimension, the Tantras beginwith the awareness of the voidness of all phenomena, and aim at re-integrating with the relative – working with the method of transformation. The relative is not renounced or rejected but used as the means of transformation itself, until dualism is overcome, and all phenomena can be said to be of “one taste,” pure from the beginning.

— Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, from The Crystal and the Way of Light


Petros to Teach Tibetan Buddhism

Posted in buddhism, petros, tibet on September 24, 2011 by ewakening

Petros will be offering a free class on Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana) on Friday, October 7th at 7pm. This class will pick off where his “Introduction to Buddhism” class left off, working toward more advanced aspects of practice for those seriously interested in the Dharma.

Alpha Book Center
4532 N. 7th St.
Phoenix AZ

Friday, 7 October 2011
7:00 pm

Petros to Teach Introduction to Buddhism Class

Posted in buddhism on September 9, 2011 by ewakening

Petros will be teaching a free class, “Introduction to Buddhism 1,” on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7pm. The class will cover the fundamental principles of Buddhism for those unfamiliar with it. It is intended to serve as groundwork for future planned classes on more advanced dharma topics such as Vajrayana.

Alpha Book Center
4532 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ

Date: 16 September 2011
Time: 7:00 pm

Destroying Self-Grasping (Thubten Chodron)

Posted in buddhism on July 17, 2011 by ewakening

Realizing something is empty doesn’t mean we destroy something about that object and create emptiness in its place. Rather, emptiness is the lack of something that never existed to start with. When we meditate on emptiness, we don’t destroy inherent existence, because that never existed. We’re destroying the concept that grasps at inherent existence, what we call self-grasping ignorance.

— Thubten Chodron, from Cultivating a Compassionate Heart: The Yoga Method of Chenrezig

Union of Appearance and Emptiness (Anyen)

Posted in buddhism, enlightenment, gurus, Uncategorized on July 10, 2011 by ewakening

If we do not take the truths in union, but associate ultimate reality with wisdom and conventional reality with delusion, the inseparable view will be divided. If we separate the nature of appearance and emptiness, we have strayed far from realization of the nature of mind.

— Anyen Rinpoche, from The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhicitta

Flavor of Nonexistence (Milarepa)

Posted in buddhism, enlightenment, gurus on July 3, 2011 by ewakening

Because there is no difference between Static and Active Meditation, I have no need for the different stages in the Path. Whatever they may manifest, their essence is Voidness; there is neither mindfulness nor nonmindfulness in my contemplation. I have tasted the flavor of Non-existence; compared to other teachings, this is the highest.

— Milarepa

Nobody’s World (Trungpa)

Posted in buddhism, gurus on July 3, 2011 by ewakening

In relating with the world, there are some very tough questions. What is the world? Whose world is it? What does relating mean? The basic point is that this is nobody’s world, since there is nobody as such. The energy constantly taking place does not belong to anybody but is a natural organic process.

— Chogyam Trungpa, from True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art.