Monday, 30 July 2012

The practice of Dzogchen

"The practice of Dzogchen comprises all the ways that we can be reminded of who we really are, what we have been all along but have forgotten."

p172, Emailing the Lamas from Afar, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 2009, 978-0-9653948-5-7

Monday, 23 July 2012

We exist in contual flux

"We exist in continual flux. We move, and are moved, in the dance of apperances-in the limitless pattern of creation and destruction. The perceptible and the imperceptible seem to make each other a mystery."

p47, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 16 July 2012

Religion can foster a vibrant creativity

"Religion doesn’t have to be pietistic and tedious. Religion can foster a vibrant creativity that would improve the quality of everyone’s life."

— Ngakpa Chögyam

Monday, 9 July 2012

Tantra is happening all the time

"Tantra acknowledges that pleasure and pain exist. Tantra acknowledges that pleasure and pain are dualistic expressions of the non-dual state. Because of this, Tantra is happening all the time."

p38, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 2 July 2012

Emptiness is the essence of beings

"Emptiness is the essence of beings. It is this emptiness which allows us to manifest. Emptiness is the most salient quality of what we are-it is the ground of being. Energetic being arises from this emptiness as the play of energy, and material being arises from this energy as the play of form."

p13, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8