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Teachings of the Bardo Thodol, the tibetan book of the dead

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Thine own intellect, which is now voidness, yet not to be regarded as of the voidness of nothingness, but as being the intellect itself, unobstructed, shining, thrilling, and blissful, is the very consciousness, the All-good Buddha. Thine own consciousness, not … Continue reading

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Jetsunma Yenzin Palmo : Bringing meditation in our daily life

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The Tibetan Book of The Dead : Death cometh to all

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O nobly-born, thou art departing from this world, but thou art not the only one ; death cometh to all. Do not cling, in fondness and weakness, to this life. Even though thou clingest out of weakness, thou hast not … Continue reading

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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo : Virya Paramita or Effort

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  Contemplating viryaparamita, or the perfection of effort, leads us to the question of enthusiastic energy. Does the idea itself make you feel exhausted? We never can accomplish anything if we don’t really try, if we don’t have some ongoing … Continue reading

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To those who have meditated much

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“To those who have meditated much, the real Truth dawned as soon as the body and consciousness-principle part. The acquiring of experience while living is important : they who have (then) recognized (the true nature of their own being), and thus … Continue reading

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead – the Bardo Thodol – Video

  Meditation and the after death state. As he is ordinarily, the human being does not realize to what extent, or in what manner, life and death are closely linked. During his whole lifetime, it never occurs to him that, … Continue reading

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Jean Pierre Schnetzler : One makes excuses for oneself

 “One makes excuses for oneself; lack of time in particular, is often mentioned; a pretext which does not hold up to examination because, if one wanted, judicious choice would eliminate, in favor of meditation, a great deal of secondary activities … Continue reading

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Tenzin Palmo : Mindfulness

The Sanskrit word for mindfulness is « Smirti », in Pali it’s « Sati », and in Tibetan « Drenpa » . Significantly, they all mean “to remember”. It’s what the Catholics call “being in a state of recollection”. And it’s extremely difficult. If we can be … Continue reading

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