Monday, 30 May 2016

Samsara

"Samsara is a funfair where success rewards you with an inflatable hammer that you cannot use. Samsara is a funfair where any appearance of progress is swings and roundabouts back and forth and round and round. Samsara is play perceived as reality and taken seriously." Drala Jong, Ngakpa ö-Dzin, Drala Jong

Monday, 23 May 2016

Changing view

"Tantra begins with experience of emptiness-the pregnant space from which form arises. Form is simply that which arises-and does not need to be viewed in terms of pure or impure. Human bodies are as they are and are available for appreciation. Samsara is not a separate existence to nirvana. They are the same experience-it is view that changes."
p.21, Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin

Monday, 16 May 2016

As it is

"Simply allowing experience to be as it is – is possible for us at any moment. We need only drop preconceptions of who we are, what we want, and how we are going to get it. Enlightenment is thus possible for everyone. Allowing experience to be as it is – is simple in theory – but it is not always easy to know where to begin."
an-uncommon-perspective, Ngak'chang Rinpoche

Monday, 9 May 2016

Every area of life is open to being informed by essential vajrayana

"Vajrayana—or essential vajrayana—is an area in which people are already involved whether they know or not. Vajrayana is there in romantic relationships and in the Arts. Vajrayana is there in all forms of creativity and in all human endeavours. We would make that obvious to people by speaking at an essential level about whatever interests them in life. This will be especially important to people involved with the Arts – but every area of life is open to being informed by essential vajrayana." Drala Jong, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Drala Jong

Monday, 2 May 2016

Simply form and emptiness

"To be real practitioners we have to be continually open to comparing the map with the actual landscape of experience we find in our silent sitting practice. In spiritual terms, map and maplessness, or map and uncharted territory are non-dual. They are simply form and emptiness."

p69, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8