the ways we create bodies and worlds


(from Heruka, Lhamo Dorje, Manjushri) Bodies act as filters. The brain filters the information received by the body. It also integrates input from the mind with the physical input. The pure and absolute mind existing in this world inhabits an etherous state, maintaining an awareness appropriate for this world, specifically. In a refined condition, the … Continue reading the ways we create bodies and worlds

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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?

what is emptiness? a everyday example of a book


WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times An Everyday Example Of A Book A book offers a more familiar example of Emptiness (than the example of the statue). Let’s suppose that as you’re reading this you’re holding a printed book. The ‘printed book’ (in quotations, in case you’re listening to the book or it’s … Continue reading what is emptiness? a everyday example of a book

BOOK TWO: chapter three: reducing grasping


[From Buddhas Heruka and Vajravarahi] What is grasping? Grasping is not letting go. It’s that simple. It’s holding on tightly to how you think things are, and/or how you want them to be. It can show itself in things as wide-ranging as racial profiling, conspiracy theories, and seasonal depression. It can cause marriages, and it can … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter three: reducing grasping

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!

BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)


PART SIX: Fantasy And Reality <<previous [From Buddhas Heruka and Naropa] You can also use your dreams to create your waking life. This differs from literally turning your fantasy world into your ‘real’ world, because the dreams and wishes of the other actors powerfully affect the ‘real’ world. You can, however, use your wishes to … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)

Risking Everything and Losing It All


How To Gain Your Freedom (This post contains the Afterword of the book All About Enlightenment. Please visit the menu if you wish to read the book in its entirety.) [From Buddha Heruka] Maybe that title loses some of its impact when you see the sub-title… But this is the last chapter of the book, … Continue reading Risking Everything and Losing It All

what is emptiness? a buddhist example


WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times 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 Chakrasamvara. This entity, often depicted in statues or paintings, … Continue reading what is emptiness? a buddhist example

what is emptiness? an everyday example of laundry


WHAT IS EMPTINESS? simple words for confusing times An Everyday Example Of Laundry I’ll give you another example of Emptiness, one you can remember often. This is important, because grasping Emptiness often eludes us (pun intended). It helps to find regular reminders, and come up with your own examples. Let’s assume you have a plaid … Continue reading what is emptiness? an everyday example of laundry