Monday, 31 October 2016

Filtering through

"Meditation experience will filter through into your daily life if you have the confidence to relax and allow it to."
p.194, Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin

Monday, 24 October 2016

Devotion to the Lama

"The idea in Vajrayana is that devotion to the Lama is the fulfilment of all the other vows because the Lama only lives to benefit beings and one could not ever do better than to carry out the Lama’s plans. That would be the best fulfilment of the bodhisattva vow as well. If one is still in the stage of thinking that one’s own interpretation of the vows is more valid than that of the Lama, this is not yet vajra relationship. "

Vajra Command, Ngakma Shardröl, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 17 October 2016

Tantra

"Tantric Buddhism employs the urgent energies of agony and ecstasy, lust and hatred, paranoia and greed to transform our confusion into enlightenment. Tantra is radically positive insanity. Tantra is the hot blood of kindness. Tantra conjures with the electricity of being: the shimmering voltage that crackles ecstatically between emptiness and form. Tantra is the alchemy of transformation by which we re-create ourselves limitlessly according to the kaleidoscopic pattern of moments that comprises our experience..”
tantra, Ngak'chang Rinpoche

Monday, 10 October 2016

Primordial wisdom

"The greatest inspiration and rôle model for women, in terms of Tibetan Buddhism, is the enlightened yogini Yeshé Tsogyel (Ye shes mTsho rGyal). Yeshé means ‘primordial wisdom’, and Tsogyel means ‘queen of the ocean-like quality of Mind’. She is the female Buddha of the Nyingma School. As a historical figure she is mother of all Nyingma Lineages. Yeshé Tsogyel, together with her incarnation and emanations are an inspiration to women as rôle models, and to men as a teachers."
nrp_ordination_ph_03_picture_eng.php,Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 3 October 2016

Your own effort

"Awakening cannot be handed to you – the cause has to be created through your own effort. Through discovering the qualities of Padmasambhava by practising Dorje Tsig-dün, you can aspire to liberate the siddhis of Padmasambhava in yourself."
p.11, Illusory Advice, Ngakma Nord'dzin and Ngakpa ö-Dzin