Coming from equality, equanimity is the sense of balance, universal “equalness,” not caught up in the extremes of attachment and aversion. Patterns of liking and disliking stem from personal preferences, being attached or identified with one thing and negative about something else. It’s natural to have preferences but judging causes suffering. Negativity is a wrong […]
There are many buddhas, millions of them and many are alive today. The term “buddha” means “awakened one.” The historical Buddha did not claim to be enlightened, he said that he was “awake,” free from the confines of delusion that distorts reality. All of us are “awake” to some degree, able to recognize our mistakes, […]
Welcome to Awakening! is a new personalized, guided, online meditation course offering you an in-depth study of the Lojong contemplative practices that offer anyone of any faith or religious tradition the opportunity to recognize your loving, wise, and compassionate true-nature. Welcome to Awakening! offers you direct access to one of the worlds’ oldest techniques to […]
The urge to awaken is the expression of innate wisdom. The urge to have happiness, wellbeing, and peace of mind is common to all life forms and is the basis of all spiritual or wisdom traditions. The urge to know how things work, to understand the patterns of nature, and our self is innate to […]
Enlightenment is real; and each of us, whoever we are, can in the right circumstances and with the right training realize the nature of mind and so know in us what is deathless and eternally pure. This is the promise of all the great mystical traditions of the world, and it has been fulfilled and is being fulfilled in countless thousands of human lives.
HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche