Prison door is unlocked

The human heart longs to love and be loved, yet we are all too often afraid. We’ve been hurt, betrayed, abandoned, misunderstood, targeted, left out, and our love story has become a ghost story. The ghosts of loss and pain haunt us, warning us to hedge our bets and put up a shield to protect... Continue Reading →

Becoming Buddha

The root word "budh" means to wake up, to know, to understand. A person who wakes up and understands is called a Buddha. It is as simple as that. The capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love is called Buddha nature. When Buddhists say, "I take refuge in the Buddha," they are expressing... Continue Reading →

Something is bugging us constantly

In reality, nothing can save us from a state of chaos or confusion unless we have acknowledged it and actually experienced it. Otherwise, even though we may be in the midst of chaos, we don’t even notice it, although we are subject to it. On the path of meditation, the first real glimpse of our... Continue Reading →

Recognizing primordial nature

If you conquer the primordial nature by distinguishing mind from awareness, the view of the absolute will naturally become clear…One day, as your confidence in awareness grows, mind will appear as witless as a child, and awareness as wise as a venerable old sage. Awareness will not run after mind, but eclipse it. In a... Continue Reading →

It’s all launderable

We may smear the situation with our conflicting emotions, but fundamentally, our existence is all good, and it is all launderable. This is what we mean by basic goodness: the pure ground that is always there, waiting to be cleaned. We can always return to that primordial ground Chögyam Trungpa

We don’t know who we are

Perhaps the deepest reason why we are afraid of death is because we don't know who we are. We believe in a personal, unique and separate identity but if we dare to examine it, we find that this identity depends entirely on an endless collection of things to prop it up our name, our biography,... Continue Reading →

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