BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?


(parts of this chapter were posted previously, here, here, and here) All About Emptiness… (from Heruka Chakrasamvara) A Buddhist Example We can find many examples we can use to contemplate Emptiness... a book, our laundry… This example comes from traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Some Vajrayana Buddhist lineages include the prayer practice of the deity Heruka … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?

BOOK TWO: chapter six: meet the new buddha!


[from Buddha Heruka and Buddha Manjushri] Lhamo Dorje (Lhamo Kalinga Tindley Dorje), emanates especially for these times. In this busy world, most people don't find much free time. Distractions abound, as do excuses. Sometimes we wish we had a little special help. Regardless of our religious (or non-religious) preferences, we all receive help - often … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter six: meet the new buddha!

enlightened beings make great friends!


ENLIGHTENED BEINGS MAKE GREAT FRIENDS How I Came To Love Being Teased I grew up very sensitive to teasing, mostly because I often didn’t get the jokes. I never understood how the hobby of embarrassing another person was amusing or useful, other than in a selfish way. It appeared to give some satisfaction to the … Continue reading enlightened beings make great friends!

BOOK TWO: chapter seven: finding love in yourself and others (part 5)


PART FIVE: Who Makes A Meaningful Partner? You’ve all been told by others what you should look for in a romantic partner. We’d like to ask you: How can ordinary beings possibly know what is best for another person? Certainly, others may feel they know you very well, but why should one person think they … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter seven: finding love in yourself and others (part 5)

buddhas become all the time


Our New Best Friend Is A Buddha I’ve introduced you to my BF Heruka… I have another BF named Lhamo Dorje, and I feel I really need to give her some air time. This challenges me, because I come from a pretty traditional background, even for a Buddhist, and Lhamo Dorje hardly comes from tradition. … Continue reading buddhas become all the time

wanna dodge the bullet of buddhism?


Welcome to my irreverent post of the week. I didn’t dodge the bullet. The Buddhas winged me. Does the epithet “Buddha” make you want to read this post, or push you to click away? That word carries many connotations to many people; it simply designates an “Awakened One”, an Enlightened Being. It’s also convenient. I’m … Continue reading wanna dodge the bullet of buddhism?

BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 4)


PART FOUR:  Mastering Your Inhibitions and Fears Through Dreaming <<previous [From Buddhas Manjushri, Naropa, Heruka and Amitabha]. . . The fluidity of dream worlds makes them a great testing ground for working on releasing your fears and inhibitions. You can overcome all these fears and inhibitions; knowing this, you can face them with confidence and … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 4)