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Tag: enlightenment

Lojong Slogan 23 ~ Always abide by the three basic priniciples

This is part 23 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind training technique In an effort to remind ourselves of the spiritual path on which we travel, it is sometimes necessary to come back to the three basic principles time and again: honoring…

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Don't miss the point…

I came across this video written and starring yoga teacher Tara Stiles. She pokes fun at the way in which we dive into fads not really understanding the meaning behind them or the reasons for some rituals. About this video, called Totally Enlightened, she…

Matsyendrasana ~ Lord of the Fishes

Shiva, the destroyer, came out of a ten thousand year meditation and decided to descend Mount Kailish to visit his beloved Parvati. Parvati had a way of knowing such things and knew that he would come on this day and put together a picnic…

Lojong Slogan 11: When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi

This is part 11 of my series on the Buddhist Lojong Slogans “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is the message from this slogan. It asks that when facing difficulties or mishaps, that we face them through the eye of bodhi or enlightenment….

The Center of Your Being

Lojong Slogan 8: Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue

This is the eighth in my series on the Buddhist mind-training slogans, lojong. Three objects; labeling our world There is power in labels. We humans have a tendency to categorize everything in our world. Acharya Judy Lief uses the following example: We put the…

Kundalini

Kundalini energy sits at the base of the spine, at the muladhara or root chakra. It is said to be like a coiled rope or a serpent because of the way the energy itself is coiled. For most people this energy sits dormant for…

Enlightenment as a destructive force