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Monthly Archives: April 2011

  • Awareness without Conditions

    April 29, 2011

    Watchfulness is experiencing a sudden glimpse of something without any qualifications—just the sudden glimpse itself. There is a possibility of awareness without any conditions. Awareness without conditions is just simple...


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  • Exhibitions and Demonstrations

    April 26, 2011

    April has been a busy month for me. On Friday, April 8, I did a demonstration of Zen calligraphy and a gallery walk-through for The Sound of One Hand: Paintings...


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  • Sharp Precision

    April 25, 2011

    There's a sharp precision that exists in our life, which generally arises from some form of training or discipline, the sitting practice of meditation in particular. It's not that meditation...


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  • Contemplating Contemplative Photography

    April 25, 2011

    Chögyam Trungpa took his first photograph as a teenager in Tibet. He photographed his root teacher, Jamgon Kongtrul, on the roof of a monastery. It is a wonderful black-and-white portrait...


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  • Pure Discipline, Flexible Mind

    April 22, 2011

    Pema Chödrön on Chögyam Trungpa’s view of monasticism in the West:
    In the early 1980s, Trungpa Rinpoche started to talk to me about what he would like a Western monastery to...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

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