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  • The Absence of Things as They Are

    December 17, 2010

    Perception can be categorized into three levels: experience, emptiness, and luminosity. The perception of emptiness is the absence of things as they are. That is, things have their space...


    This post was posted in Ocean of Dharma

  • Indivisible Experience

    December 13, 2010

    Perception can be categorized into three levels: experience, emptiness, and luminosity. At the level of experience, perception is not meaningful self-confirmation, but the experience of things as they are. White...


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  • Expose: Acknowledging Accusations in the Name of Devotion

    December 8, 2010

    Today is the 900th Anniversary of the Karmapa Lineage. An excerpt from a poem about this lineage, written by Chögyam Trungpa, is offered as today's quote. The people mentioned in...


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  • Biting into Our Habitual Patterns

    December 6, 2010

    When someone says “sour,” it may remind us of biting into a lime. Just hearing the word sour, our face makes an expression as if we were eating a lime...


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  • The Wheel of Faith

    December 1, 2010

    The Buddhist approach to faith is that you help yourself rather than being helped by something outside yourself. You learn that you can help yourself, completely, and you have faith...


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