(from Lhamo Dorje)When Atisha traveled to Tibet, Buddhism went deep into the wilds of Bon territory. The karmic inclinations of Tibetans draw them to mysticism, superstition, ritual, and violence. This is totally irrelevant to Enlightenment. However, people learn best when given lessons couched in imagery and terminology that feel familiar to them. Consider how paganism … Continue reading LAMP OF ENLIGHTENMENT: BEGIN


(from Buddha Heruka) The sub-conscious mind always knows what to do; the conscious mind interferes by introducing the  "problem-solving" mind into the process. The problem-solving mind actually muddies the waters by putting forth options, possible outcomes, various points of view, and expectations. It's fine for the conscious mind to gather these considerations at the beginning … Continue reading PROBLEM-SOLVING WITH HERUKA