How to Meditate with Confidence

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“whatever phenomena or conceptualization arise, do not stop them. Just let them come, self-occurring. Without following them, they become naturally pristine, or peaceful. When one gains confidence in abiding in the great, uncontrived, effortless nature of evenness for a long time, whatever phenomena arise, one will not cling or be attached to them the same as before. Whatever outer or inner phenomena occur, including those of the eight consciousnesses—which are the five sense consciousnesses of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body, the consciousness of mind, the mind of the passions, and the consciousness of the basis—they become lighter, so one is not going to materialize them. For example, even if one dreams, clinging and attachment to the dream have ceased.”

— A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche


Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung and Teaching



On Medicine Buddha Day
December 11th @ 11am – Noon

Lama Sonam Rinpoche
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Ngondro Teaching on Zoom with Facebook Livestream. 

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Beginningless Wisdom of Buddhas

The beginningless wisdom of Buddhas is not ordinary beings’ wisdom. When the state of full enlightenment is reached, there is no name of worldliness. One cannot only conceptualize this. Fully enlightened Buddhahood is full wisdom and full wisdom activity. Buddhas’ mind is wisdom, but Buddhas such as Guru Rinpoche and many others emanate in samsara to benefit beings. Buddhas teach faith, meditation, and realization, manifesting in the state of impure worldly wisdom to guide others, but the mind is fully enlightened Buddhahood. This wisdom excels beyond samsara, but is performing in samsara. Buddha Shakyamuni manifested in samsara in order to guide beings by showing a history and an order of stages of how to enlighten, but Buddha does not have any conception of order. If there is no conception, there is no stage. When Buddhas emanate, they have to emanate according to beings’ phenomena, showing histories to other beings, such as that of Buddha Shakyamuni learning, studying, and enduring hardship for six years so others can follow the example of these histories and open Buddha nature through practice, as Buddha taught according to Mahayana, until finally reaching the fully enlightened state in which there is no fixation of time, place, or direction, where all Buddhas abide. So, Buddhas manifest within pure worldly wisdom. Full enlightenment has no pure worldly wisdom, but the fully enlightened can still manifest anything, whether in male or female form or as any kind of being, in any world or realm, while their mind is fully enlightened. This way of excelling is not like stone; it does not appear and just remain as it is. Whatever excels does not stay in one state. Whatever is shown is like magic and will change miraculously. That is why whatever manifests cannot be made a certain way.

Cascading Waterfall of Nectar
Thinley Norbu

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In this photo Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche

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