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A Profound Giveaway

January 25, 2013

The three volumes of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma present a complete map of the Tibetan Buddhist path from beginning to end, as taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. It is based on the teachings presented at the annual three-month meditation and study retreats known as the Vajradhatu Seminaries, which he led every summer from 1973 to 1986. This remarkable material—which has never before been published—presents Trungpa Rinpoche's teaching on the hinayana, mahayana, and vajrayana in a way that joins the traditional concepts with contemplative understanding.



To celebrate the Shambhala New Year, Ocean of Dharma and Shambhala Publications are giving away The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, the full three-volume set with more than 1,800 pages of Chögyam Trungpa's heart teachings. These beautiful volumes are indeed a treasure.

To be entered into the drawing, please leave a comment below telling us what you find genuinely profound in life. Please leave your comment only once--we approve all comments before they appear below. The winner will be randomly selected at noon EST on Shambhala Day, the Tibetan New Year, which falls this year on February 11. Congratulations to Becky! Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and your readership. Please come back soon for more giveaways.


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806 Responses to A Profound Giveaway

  • David L Platzer says:

    I find creativity, our innate capacity to produce total novelty, to be profound in life. Also, giveaways...

    Posted on January 25, 2013 at 11:02 am

  • Katharine says:

    What is genuinely profound to me is the fact that the nature of mind is awake and completely open and that the answers to all my confusion are all within. It so often does not feel that this is the case, but I am learning (largely through the teachings of Pema Chodron) that this is the truth.

    Posted on January 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

  • Katie Horst says:

    What is profound in life is the fact, the truth, that everything, right now is all right. Everything is just fine. It's our misperception that leads to the confused belief that there's a problem.

    Posted on January 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  • Holly A says:

    I am involved in feline rescue groups, and I find that I often have moments of sublime clarity when I observe cats. Whether playing, bathing themselves, or peacefully observing their surroundings and the humans around them, cats convey a detached, practical wisdom that I find fascinating.

    Posted on January 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  • Alice says:

    Every new morning.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:16 am

  • Debbie S says:

    The gift of each day and the individuality of each life on earth.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:39 am

  • Eduardo Joaquim Cintra Mauro says:

    Life itself is, for me, the genuinely profound question and answer. How could it happen this way? How is it possible? Why? And yet, life still is, genuinely, and there seems to be no question about it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:42 am

  • Dirk Boehm says:

    Most profound in life is the realization that human beings are intrinsicly connected through the Living Teaching.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:02 am

  • karen says:

    Neko the cat's smile!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:10 am

  • Ella says:

    For me it is peace that cannot be disturbed. It is the 'taste of eternity' that resides in such moments of peace. I am free to observe and that is all there is to it. I said "moments" because it is not, yet, an unbroken experience for me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:44 am

  • Sophia says:

    I find the mystery of the universe is very profound to me. The faith that there is a cosmic order that will remain a mystery excites me and makes me be more accepting of situations as they are.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

  • Sara V says:

    I find it completely profound to experience that with just a very subtle shift in my view, I can enter utterly spacious awareness... where thinking falls away and there is only being in awareness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:02 am

  • Harlan H says:

    The beauty of life is in its challenges.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

  • Melissa says:

    I find our ability to begin again, each moment, to be profound in life!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:13 am

  • David Burney says:

    I find life itself to be profound in general. And am constantly discovering the ways we project ourselves onto everything within view - to make it digestible, comfortable. I try to remove those rose-colored glasses whenever possible.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

  • Carol says:

    Watching my garden grow.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:18 am

  • Nicole Singer says:

    That it is all self generating.. the moments when I have awareness rather than being lost in samsara are truly truly everyday gifts I gift myself with..

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

  • Liza says:

    I am new to this journey and even in the short time I have learned so much that it has begun to change my life and I look forward to learning even more.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:19 am

  • Wade Maude says:

    Our belief is merely a reflection of our perception. In our ego based desire to be right we have effectively stagnated our basic ability to evolve by often refusing to acknowledge a different perception. Hence we begin promoting a slowing or even stoppage of movement through the physical and spiritual evolutionary process. What is meant by this statement is simply this. Where there is movement there is life, as soon as movement ceases often due to a resistance to change, (altered perception), then life begins to stagnate and slowly stop. The only way that our species has been able to survive and thrive since its inception is because of our incredible ability to adapt to change. Not only change in the natural environment but also in our perception of the environment. This is a natural ability, a gift. What is un-natural is making the choice to refuse ourselves the use of this gift by opting to ignore it if using it means that we may have to be wrong. This is proven time and time again throughout history and is still proven daily on the nightly news. It is demonstrated by both scientific and spiritual beliefs. By beliefs in politics, beliefs in crime, beliefs in child rearing, beliefs in medicine, beliefs in the monetary system and just about any belief that one can perceive. Then at some point we get lazy. We become attached to the beliefs because they are convenient and with the "belief system" now firmly in place we can leave it as is with no room or need of alteration because our belief system suits our egos needs, and by altering our belief system we are attacking our ego and our ego does not like being wrong or even entertaining the possible perception of being wrong. Am I wrong?
    So how do we become stagnated? My perception of this would be refusing to accept responsibility for our own perceptions, even so far as to stop acknowledging them and replacing them with someone else's perception and then accepting this as truth, law, scientific fact, the word of God. To use a somewhat cliche'd concept, the only true fact, the only true constant natural law is change! So quite simply what may be perceived to be scientific fact at one point in time does not constitute it to be fact for all time. By refusing to accept that the universe is in constant change we then begin to put ourselves in both physical and spiritual danger. To make this point on the physical side of existence. When the town of Frank Alberta was being erected as a permanent settlement Natives warned that building under Turtle Mountain might not be a good idea. Turtle Mountain was so called by the Natives because over time they had witnessed it slowly moving. Perceiving the mountain as a solid piece of stone and the Natives as savages with no "education" the warnings went un-heeded. "On April 29, 1903 at 4:10 a.m., 30 million cubic metres of limestone crashed from the summit of Turtle Mountain and buried part of the sleeping town of Frank. The rock mass that fell was 150 metres (500 feet) deep, 425 metres (1,400 feet) high and one kilometre (3,280 feet) wide." Also on the spiritual end of the spectrum religions have time and time again put the belief of their perceptions, (usually deeply ego based), directly in the path of evolutionary advancement and enforcing them with deadly punishments for the heresy of showing them the alternative. In doing so they both hindered physical advancement and spiritual advancement. Countless people throughout history have been persecuted beyond belief for not only speaking about alternate perceptions to that of the church, but going so far as to provide proof of those alternate perceptions. These persecutions sole purpose are to control not only the lives of people but also the minds. The planet is round and to heal with natural herbs is not witchcraft.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

  • Jordan Quaglia says:

    I find it profound that being reminded to act out of concern for others can lead us to actions we'd never dare to pursue for our own sake.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

  • Brian says:

    Our deep capacity to understand and interact with the world. We're not shallow one dimensional thinking creatures, we're deeply involved in the movements of life in us and around us.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

  • nicolas grey says:

    being

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am

  • Brian Blevins says:

    I've just started find myself thanks to these teachings.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Ethan Donaldson says:

    That we exist at all

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Ted Stark says:

    The microcosm and macrocosm, the meeting of heaven, earth, and being. The turning of the wheel, and love, always love.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Konchog Norbu says:

    The ongoing reality of our unborn buddha nature, infinite in its expressive capacity.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Rebecca Gwen Cooper says:

    I have been reading books on Buddhism for over a year and would like to have my own , but I don't have the extra money to buy them . I'm 56 and found something that makes me HAPPY.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Martha Castro says:

    What i find to be genuinely profound in life is the spiritual path... and the ability to find that spirtuality isnt frumpy but it is found every moment in all that you do, think or say... to be able to touch that every moment is the greatest joy... and to be able to share it with others is my most delightful activity.

    To touch impermanence, interdependence and emptiness every instant... thats it! that is all there really is :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Mary McGuire says:

    Love - in all of its forms is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

  • Sal DeMaio says:

    There are no right answers.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

  • Tarryn Russey says:

    I find that the most profound thing in life for me is the journey of life itself, bc its ever changing and we are ever evolving spiritually and just knowing that things don't stay the same gives me comfort and the ability to have no expectations and only be present in my life, in the moment. ~ Pure love, breathe it in and out, everywhere around you ~

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:22 am

  • Glenda Mahin says:

    Nature and the cycles there in positively astound me.....it is what it is. Acceptance of truth

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

  • Dave MacQuarrie says:

    The wisdom contained within these pages could keep one involved with the dharma for many years, if not lifetimes. To have such a jewel close by would be truly wonderful. Thank you for this opportunity.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

  • Lou says:

    Being special is easy, too many people are, the true warrior is becoming ordinary.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

  • Candice says:

    Perspective. Just when you think you understand something, it shifts, and then you get a whole new outlook. Soemthing that was confusing becomes clear, or sometimes the opposite. This goes for relationships, practice, everything.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • Mary McGuire says:

    Love - in all of its various forms is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • Radd Icenoggle says:

    What is profound in life? Right now, it is the snow falling quietly outside my window.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • Jessica Cox says:

    At 50 I am just waking up from a decade long slumber, and learning new things about my fellow man, woman, the universe and myself everyday - I am being drawn to learn the Dharma almost against my own will through a thirst for knowledge, and a desire to let others know about what I am learning too......I am learning about impermance, I am now awaking, and that to me is profound. Learning to live in silent retreat of my own making is profound learning experience.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Greg Price says:

    The first time I actually noticed the "redness" of an apple. It was simple, but very profound to actually "see" colors in a primordial way. It happened during a Shambhala meditation Level I weekend. I'll never forget it. It changed my whole way of "being" and "looking" at life ! Greg Price

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Philip Castillo says:

    Being with my 21-month-old daughter is profound. So ordinary but magical.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Nichole Rip says:

    I find giving without being asked is genuinely profound in life; because it's so rare but so mind altering.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Candice says:

    Perspective. Just when you think you understand something, it shifts, and you get a whole new outlook.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Chad Nielson says:

    Our energetic union with each and every being in the cosmos, is the most humbling and inspiring discovery of my journey. Our exsistence that began with the death of stars billions of years ago, and flourishes here on earth is an awe inspiring event in which to take part. The wisdom of our experience is something sacred, and something to be shared. My hope is that we will continue this miraculous journey with an eye toward harmony and peace.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Suong Tran says:

    I would love to have all three books.... please & thnk u... w/ love

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Laura Kresch says:

    What I find most profound in life is the undeniable evidence that my mental and spiritual alignment determines my physical existence. It takes one simple thought ,when created with strong emotional attachment, only minutes of existence before it becomes actualized in my reality. I have discovered that it is so important to remain mindful of my own thoughts and emotional reactions to them because whatever I contemplate, I create.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • david barkham says:

    what i find genuinely profound in life is the compassion that sentient beings are capable of showing each other.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • Glenda says:

    Nature and the cycles there in absolutely astound me

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • Sheilagh Hagens says:

    The most truly profound thing I know is to sit with my confused, scrambled, racing mind on my new cushion and watch it become calm. The less effort I put it, the more calm it becomes. The calmness was there all along.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • George Colombo says:

    What's profound to me is the fact that we're all alike, that we all want the same things. What divides us is insignificant and illusory; what unites us is vast and deep.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • José Eduardo says:

    One of the things I find especially profound in human life is the fact that our dualistic, conceptual mind is both the hindrance (when we don't recognize it) and the key (when we do) to liberation. If we didn't have it, we wouldn't be able to attain freedom for us and others, but at the same time it can hold us back for ever if we don't learn to see through it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • Lisa Pomar says:

    What is profound in life is life itself!! I am always looking to better myself I have had a few challanges lately, but I have this knowing that all is well and going according to the "plan". I need further instuction as to deepen my connection with Life.
    Meditating with the Angles and Saint Geramin they tell me and lead me to teachings that are most important to me.
    Saint Germain is always telling me the teacher will appear when I am ready. So I am here and ready to recieve! Thank you.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • Christopher says:

    Being "appropriate" to a situation . . . which gives me a lot of latitude. :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

  • Simona says:

    Love. Because it can take so many forms and it is the answer to everything!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

  • Julie says:

    Lately, I've been discovering how profoundly resilient people are. American culture suggests that change is problematic or difficult, while Buddhist philosophy reminds us that change is constant and inevitable--and not a problem.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

  • Scott Sidorsky says:

    You have to be careful when you don't know where you're going, because you might get there. (Yogi Berra)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

  • jerry kitchen says:

    the more involved in love I become in a relationship the more it seems to conflict with 'god/universe love'. and still the reverse is also true sometimes for me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Melissa Constantopoulos says:

    what I find genuinely profound is that we are living in a an age of change and that it has become very clear to me that we need to be a more spiritual race. Not religious, persae, but spiritual. My daily connections to my guides let me know that we, as a race, will be okay and that others are coming into their own spiritually. I find it profound and amazing! Helping others on their path and seeing their purpose is extremely profound and I am blessed to be able to do so on a daily basis.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Catherine Pearse says:

    I find silent, open-hearted, grateful observation of what ever is in my world in any given moment - genuinely profound.

    This solitary awareness gives me deep peace and joy every day.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Robin says:

    What I find profound is how at this very moment, we are exactly who we should be and where we should be; everything that has happened in the past, (although no longer in existence except in our minds), has brought us to this moment and that's all we ever have. Profound to think in circles like, how am I here if I have no past? If I have only this moment, how do I have a future? - The past is the past, the future is now.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Cindy Schmidt says:

    Our impact on one another, whether it is realized or not.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am

  • Sven Wiberg says:

    I don't know.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Maggie says:

    For me--it has been the power and freedom of love and forgiveness. It has been letting go of my ego and learning that those that I have felt hurt by have a profound reason for causing these hurts--to teach me about the power of love and forgiveness.
    I have also caused many hurts to those I love and others-- it has taught me the meaning of empathy, It was through my own selfish actions that I grew to know the power I have within me to effect good or bad and that I have the choice--all the time--100% of the time.
    I have learned that I am a divine being with choices to make and if I am not mindful of my choices-- then I am being as careless as someone throwing a lit match into a dry forest.
    I am learning the power of my words and intentions--simply by remembering that I already know my power.
    Responsibility brings me peace yet at times torments me as I find myself still judging others for their lack of responsibility--I am working on this one--big time :)
    My connection to all I can not see yet I have not one doubt that it is there. I know I was made from the source of all life and that I am loved so profoundly that when I sit and spend time with this thought it heals me in ways I didn't know needed healing.
    Most of all--I have learned that I am you and you are me--we are love--pure and simple--here to live an existence where to know as much love and joy as possible--to share this love and joy with all I meet--to seek out the divine so I may ask this love and joy to find it's way to those who are lost in hate.
    Love heals all :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Sonam Chophel says:

    I think acts like these are most profound in life. The act of giving Dharma.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Sandy Tracy says:

    As I read more and become more aware, I am amazed at how complex life is, yet how simple at the same.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • rev. Scott Elliott, lc says:

    Emptiness and beauty. This is it. Just look, you are already a buddha...act accordingly. Don't be afraid.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Rachel Marco-Havens says:

    I have been continually blessed by the profound wisdom of the Dharma as explained by teachers like our beloved Chogyam Trungpa!!!!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Guillermo says:

    The profoundness of life is within the unconditional lovingkindness. This love transcends duality and any obstacle in any society. When we realize that humanity and worthiness in every being, we understand that the every life is greater than any nation or society.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Larry Dabreau says:

    Showing others you understand what they go through/ how they feel to make them know that they are never alone.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Gary Sivia says:

    Being. I can think of nothing more profound than existing, no need to muddle it up, just abide.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Vrixton Phillips says:

    What I find fascinating is that you can look into a book a century or even over two thousand years old and find in it someone who has been through what you're going through and know what you're feeling; that you can connect with an author long dead over squiggles and equate it with emotion.
    Reading is itself a wonder, but the connections we build with a text are perhaps even more wondrous.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Jaya Denise Miller says:

    I find the sacredness, the light gentle humor, the flash of sacred, to guide me this morning. After time for a few words from Smile at Fear as I got out of bed. The toilet is declared functional again as I write with hopes to read more of Rinpoche's writings.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Susie says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is how the three jewels support each other with resonance, grace, and clarity. Each part helps me along the path -- and for this, I am profoundly humbled and grateful.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Meng Loh says:

    Teaching, being a teacher, being taught, is the most profound profession, experience, ability, and occurrence. We can pray everyday to be better at it, but there is always more and more to have!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Partha says:

    The fact that death breathes down our neck almost all the time, yet we live and have courage to live is something I find profound about life

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Gary Sivia says:

    Being. I can think of nothing more profound than existing, no need to muddle it up, just abide.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Leo Pope says:

    To me, the fact that all sencient beings have the buddha nature is genuinely profound. To know that we all have that spark of light necessary to attain total enlightenment is really sometinhg.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Adrienne says:

    That death is inevitable and in contemplating that life is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:32 am

  • Bernadette Morris says:

    Life is profound & extraordinary. Just having the opportunity to be is profound ...Bernadette.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

  • Lori Loper says:

    My connection with my son is profound. I am so blessed to share this life with him.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

  • Michelle M says:

    When you decide to open up and be awake it is all there waiting for you. You hear folks telling you this, but you do not understand what they are saying to you until life stirs up so much that you have no choice, but to wake up. With your spiritual practices comes heightened awareness, which shifts your perspective and changes everything. I am fascinated by our connectedness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 am

  • Mintai Tang says:

    I find awareness the most profound thing in life. With awareness, everything and everyone is beautiful. Just the other day I was walking along a semi-busy area where most people ignored the little child waving from the daycare center on the other side of the fence. I'm really glad I was aware of him and waved back with a smile.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Shelley Ruddock says:

    It is possible to be in both worlds. It's like you're in this world, but you don't belong to it in quite the same way... you're not pulled into the dramas of life. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, right there, there is a door into our inmost Being.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • greg watson says:

    that I wake up each being the person I am

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Jannine says:

    What I find profound, is the relationship between kids and pets, especially when little kids can't talk, they always seem to know what the other is thinking and feeling..the loyalty of a pet to a child is a beautiful this to watch

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Seana Wagner says:

    While seemingly out of nowhere, while moving my body through time and space, doing seemingly meaningless tasks, I get an overwhelming feeling of peacefulness that comes and goes within a split second. The joy that it leaves with me....profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Anne says:

    Truth is profound

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Hung Ming Chan says:

    Being able to fully experience life in every precious moment; feeling the feelings, acknowledging the thoughts and sensing the physical reality. Not attached yet not detached.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Melissa Constantopoulos says:

    What I find completely profound is a shift in humanity towards a more spiritual society. Not religous persae, but spiritual. I find it comforting and amazing that I use my connections to my guides to help others connect to theirs and the eventual awakening to their path. I find it profound and humbling when I am able to be part of that moment with another spiritual human being.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • Lorrell says:

    What I found profound is meeting Daeung Sunim, a travelling Buddhist Monk from S. Korea. In the few days I spent with him, escorting him around Winnipeg in June 2012, he taught me something very important. "What is it" he said to ask yourself when meditating. And he explained how to be aware and stay in your body. "Good Karmic Affinity" was something else he explained to me. Very profound meeting someone with no ego.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

  • marsha says:

    Each and every person has immense power to heal the world, by sharing air, consciously, and with skill, regardless of physical deformity, mental limitation, or emotional pain.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

  • Denese Cranga says:

    what is profound to me is life itself, the mystery of it.....

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

  • Maria Sanchez says:

    I find truth to be profound. So simple yet, most times, not easy.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

  • Eileen Heidenheimer says:

    For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been a hospice volunteer. The most profound experience for me is being present - totally present- to a dear person who is actively dying...observing the changes in breath, the shift in consciousness, the slowing of heartbeat. Being with this precious and beloved soul is always an honor for me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

  • Meg SB says:

    For myself what is most profound is that we are all connected, and the energy you exude affects everyone everywhere. The energy you generate within your own mind shapes your conventional reality in profound ways, and generating a peaceful mind will cause you to have a peaceful experreince.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

  • Lori says:

    What I find genuinely profound is synchronicity and the seemingly random events that occur in our lives. I say seemingly because I believe that nothing is random; everything is purposeful and has a reason.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

  • Damon Dowbak says:

    i find the creation and sharing of music to be the most profund activity. through sounds vibrations one can achieve a shared joyful state of being

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

  • Dave Engstrom says:

    I find life itself, in all forms, profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:36 am

  • Charlie Martin says:

    Heh. +1 to David.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

  • Alex M says:

    Profound is the generosity and exactness of reality. Profound is the fact that anything at all is happening. Profound is how emptiness seems to stretch itself into THIS. Profound is the one reading this text.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

  • Susan homer says:

    What is most profound is the fact of life itself -- what is it? So incomprehensible and yet so ordinary, so mysterious and yet so known as we lives our lives, in us and all around but nowhere.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

  • Mariana Aurélio says:

    There is nothing more genuinely profound, precious or rare than meeting one's true Guru during this lifetime.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

  • Sarah P. says:

    The every day interactions we have, however small or large, are often very profound. Something as simple as smiling as someone or giving them a hug can make a hug impact. On the other side, so can someone like being angry toward someone or another negative action. Like the Buddha says - our actions have an impact so we should be mindful of what actions or kind of life we lead.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

  • Travers Charron says:

    What I find profound is the nature of the mind. The abstract stresses and desires that are distinctly separate from true reality - the present moment.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

  • D A Cox says:

    Everything is connected.
    Everything is magical.

    This a something that came to me spontaneously one day just before sunset when I was eight years old. I was filled with a sense of profound love and bliss for everything I could see around me. I've never been able to intellectualise it nor explain it until I started studying the Buddhist texts.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

  • Scott says:

    I find it profound that it's right there in front of our noses all the time yet we search far and wide.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

  • Adam Endres says:

    Loss is profound. When I lose something dear to me, there is a period of emptiness and great sadness, but as I sit and gain comfort with the loss, the vacant space fills with love and thankfulness for all I gained from the loss. And the sun is brighter. And the trees are greener. And I can smile and face the world with this new and changed love.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

  • John Miller says:

    Profound are those times when the inner and the outer are finally seen to be connected: when outer events trigger inner insights, or inner events trigger outer insights, when synchronicities, dreams, and my daily living on earth are all cohesively intertwined.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

  • Joanne Conger says:

    Profound is the fact that the lesson - the exact lesson - that would bring the most clarity to any confusion builds it's own classroom, select's it's teacher, people's it with students, and offers graduation all for the simple gift of my calm breath.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

  • Vicki Bliss says:

    What I find profound is that there is something, the " what is," that is beyond conceptualization but is experienced. So if one thinks about the "what is" or "suchness" or "emptiness," one is conceptualizing it and missing the freedom of just being in what is called, "self-existing awareness."

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:40 am

  • Marc Otto says:

    The opportunity to wake up each day. To place myself delicately in the care of the world.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

  • Terry Savoie says:

    The next breath is that moment's profoundest experience.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 am

  • Jackie Gorman says:

    I find the ability to make connections with people and to reach out and make connections when I am open so profound and moving. It is amazing what happens when we open up a little and connect with others. It gives permission to share, to connect, to be with whatever is happening. That is a profound gift in life that I have really come to value.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

  • Christopher Mowry says:

    I find the humans ability to come together and support one another during times of tribulation and tragedy. Compassion is our greatest gift and it is what holds us together as a people. Human compassion is one of the most profound things in our world.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

  • Alex says:

    I believe that the beauty and intricacies of nature are part of what make life profound. The moon on a clear night, sunsets and sunrises, and the sounds of birds in the morning are all profound because they wake us up to reality and to the fundamental goodness of our lives.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

  • Dianne Dragon says:

    One thing that I find truly profound in life is that one seed of an apple, for instance, could produce one apple and those seeds taken out and planted could grow a tree and that tree could feed a bunch of people and produce an entire orchard. All of this nourishment and growth over time was created from one single seed. I find this profound and is similar to what is happening with your publishing company. One person had a single idea one day and manifested it through one simple vision and now you have a company that nourishes the minds of seekers and provides employment to some and enjoyment to many and this is all from that one idea, which is also profound. Thank you.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • AndyW says:

    Gratitude is truly profound: as a state of mind, it really does have unknown and quite wonderful depths. While I don't cultivate it nearly as much as I should, it sometimes knocks me flat of its own accord. Particularly after a retreat, or time spent with friends, or even a few moments of mindful observation of my surroundings, gratitude will surge up, embrace everything around me, whether good or bad, and then give more. It multiplies life's gifts, and inspires giving in due course. Meister Eckhart, the great Christian mystic of the middle ages, was right when he said that "if you only say one prayer, and that prayer is 'thank you', then that would be enough."

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • snowlion says:

    what i find most profound is the mind recognising itself, and the remarkable fact that instructions to do this exist and remain:

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Desiree Jones says:

    For me, the most profound is found in the human mind and specifically human emotion. The intensity by which a person will 'feel' something has always boggled my mind. I work in counselling and find that humans will go through a myriad of emotions in just an hour long session even when discussing what seems to be one issue.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Robert says:

    A blade of grass...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Lauren Wiginton says:

    I find the fact that everything in the universe, be it table, chair, human, animal, food, water, tree, or sky is all made up of the same atoms and molecules to be incredibly profound. It is only our perception of their edges and boundaries that give us a feeling of separateness. This realization, while I find is hard to sustain, is incredibly comforting.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Linda s says:

    I find the breath in the present moment utterly profound. It anchors me like nothing else.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Jennifer Woodhull says:

    I find the workings of karma extraordinarily profound. That my innate wisdom brings into my life precisely that which I most need in order to reclaim my sanity; that every experience is an opportunity to refine my relationship with reality; that nothing, even chaos, is random … This strikes me as so much more profound than the facile "everything happens for a reason" model for understanding life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:44 am

  • Maria says:

    What is profound in life is the love within any being.. despite so much misery, destruction and violence around the world, there are always 'things' that bring us the real truth of life.. love.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:45 am

  • Greg Haworth says:

    The profundity of waking up in the morning and watching the sunrise, breathing and letting go......

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

  • Donna Bush says:

    The power that I have to choose. I can choose how I feel, what I think, what I do, how I act or re-act, no matter what the pain, issue, annoyance, difficulty or joy. I can choose.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

  • david dienes says:

    the most profound thing in life is that there is only the ONE, and we are it!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

  • Alannah Brown says:

    What is not profound? When one looks at life with earnest, everything is beautifully rich and complex. What fascinates me most are the emotions I have around those I love and the workings of consciousness. To me life is an unfolding interplay of Mind relating to Mind. And the evolution of Being into forms of greater potential. I think my Buddhist studies have brought me to this perspective.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

  • Marge Lind says:

    All is well in this present moment.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

  • Amy R. says:

    I guess lately what I find profound is all that is lying behind what we see. Behind the jobs, money, conceptual ideas, cars, people, faces, names, businesses, products, items, things, on and on; what lies behind that is the namelessness and the feelings inside.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

  • Tashi says:

    The most genuine profound thing I found in live is that the Dharma actually works and birth, old age sickness and death are inevitable

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

  • Jeanette says:

    To me the dedication to inner truth of one's journey and how that effects others journeys and higher purpose, the unique experiences we share as students of life, and the discovery of the power of one's mind and the ability to love is genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 am

  • Aleksander says:

    Interbeing. The fact that everything and everyone is interconnected, interdependent, to the utmost degree. It's so beautiful, profound and... freeing.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 am

  • naomi masters says:

    every day is a new day.. a new breath as we wake, we evolve ,ever lasting always loving ...for me I spread love to all and feel the pain of suffering but in the light us beings awake to the peace in our minds to become one with the all... for the lost souls.... there time will come, to save yourself is hope for all.
    we all have a great journey to go we are merely a spec of dust with meaning in all!! with out you there is no I so truly are we blessed. I have understanding in all but still so little we know, yet to reach the stars XXX

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

  • Michael Perlmutter says:

    The immediacy of the situation is such that the outcome is in every single action. Yet, I perceive one moment in time as separate from another. I must be profoundly confused.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

  • Eric says:

    I find the complexity of life and the beauty that can be found in ordinary objects profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:50 am

  • barry solomon says:

    I have discovered that it is really not my fault. Moreover, in the bigger picture, there is "no problem."

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

  • Gonzalo says:

    What I found really profound is being able to sit in a very remote place just while the first snow of the winter starts and knowing that no one will be able to reach me for the next three months. The fact that I am able to sit complete at ease in this remote place brings bliss to my mind.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:51 am

  • Michael Mallett says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is the moment by moment interplay of all and everything in this phenomenal world.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • S Brown says:

    The sacrifices made by others to share the teachings and ensure the lineage continues.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • Aimee Mullins says:

    mother nature is profound, her strength, her power, her enchantment, her nurturing, her beauty & her torment.

    “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” — Aristotle

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • zen duran says:

    My heart is full of Love and warmth for all the creatures of the world. Our hearts and minds at peace to share with Humanity. We can teach that love and kindness will always be rewarded via Karma..we have so much to share...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • Ellen Flateau says:

    What I find profound in life is that there is only "this". No entering this state, no leaving it. It is always already the case. Your simple presence, feeling basically. No objects, no subjects, only this.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:53 am

  • Jiyo Agacki says:

    To be alive and to breath is profound ... the drops of rain on a Winter's bare branch.
    Swirling fog, woodland,
    Bare branches growing raindrops,
    Even the birds stare.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

  • Daniel Baker says:

    The bittersweet tang of heartache and joy that comes about when you truly love has been the most profound experience for me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:54 am

  • Sara Seinberg says:

    I am always humbled to see the leaves reappear in the Spring, like nothing ever happened.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

  • Joel Wachbrit says:

    When I stop trying to figure out what is profound I discover what is profound - everything. E Ma Ho!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:55 am

  • Mary McMullen says:

    I find my English students to be profound. They remind me of my own confusion when I started college and had never heard of meditation. There's incredible truth in their struggle as they move beyond themselves.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Lutha Leahy-Miller says:

    Profundity lies in the moment
    Now
    The past can only assist one's present
    Having spent it well in learning
    If not, well...
    Gather oneself
    Sit up straight
    Realign thy crooked parts
    Be;
    Awake
    Seeing
    Knowing
    Letting the river of time and thought pass by
    As you sit amongst the stream
    This is what's profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Kathleen Spayer says:

    Profound is everything, in that everything is one in the jeweled net. Profound is that harmony and peac-of-mind are abundant and available to all. Profound is that the less I think, the more I am.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Bruce O says:

    I find the kindness of my children profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Yael says:

    What is genuinely profound in life for me is to be in it (as a mother, worker, citizen ...) with an open mind and a big heart, always.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Chris says:

    I find the wisdom, clarity, and compassion of children truly profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

  • robbie dvorkin says:

    that the smallest act of kindness can be so transformative.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

  • Paula McCambridge says:

    It's kind of simple, but sometimes when I'm doing one thing -- hiking, washing the dishes, even scooping the litter box -- and I'm able to narrow life down to that one thing, it feels utterly profound, that feeling of everything else sliding away until just that one thing remains.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

  • Steven says:

    How blank paper, like space represents infinite possibilities.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

  • traydee says:

    Looking out on the ocean and knowing not only am I similar to a drop of water in the vastness of the ocean, but in reality I actually AM the water!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:57 am

  • Maria says:

    Sharing those profound jewles of Wisdom on such a special day ~ is a beautiful idea. Don't know if in the Tibetan calender it is the same as in the chinese, but as a wood Dragon sinchronistically I learned the other day, that it'll chang from the Dragon to the Serpent Year on this day and today I walked infornt of the House of Tibet in the city I live now and came home only to find the link to this treasures in Facebook. ♥

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:58 am

  • Jorge says:

    ¿Profound? The sea, the sky, the eyes of those beside you, their heart, the grass, the beings... all that is is extremely profound, joyful and sacred. And our most enduring and profound duty: waking up to this truth.
    Thanks to all.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:59 am

  • Keith Huston says:

    What I find profound is the unceasing opportunity to wake up throughout all of life that is available to all of us so long as we cultivate our ability to see it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:00 am

  • Jodi says:

    What is profound about life is that we have everything we need inside ourselves to heal ourselves and others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

  • Bruce Lloyd says:

    We are so very fortunate to have these rich and profound patterns of understanding. It seems almost paradoxical that in practicing them one is returned to a wholesome and natural lightness and uncomplicated state of awareness. Utility; ever the supreme hallmark of Dharma.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

  • Dorothy Codville says:

    how we are constantly being asked to surrender. i find openness and emptiness most profound. i find true intimacy disturbingly profound. being pregnant, giving birth to another human being. falling in love. all relationships. the earth and sky.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:01 am

  • Chris Chamberlin says:

    I work w/special needs adults and volunteer w/hospices.

    Independence and appreciating this precious life, this give meaning and purpose.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:03 am

  • Jorge says:

    All that surrounds us is utterly profound, joyful and sacred. And our most enduring and profound duty is to wake up to this truth which is already in ourselves.
    Thanks to all. Namaste.

    (I've reposted because the previous comment was not published, sorry if it's doubled)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:04 am

  • Kim Nelson says:

    The auspicious coincidents that lead us to the teachings and teachers so that we can heal our lives and eventually help others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

  • Tanya L says:

    I find profound is that we are the "masters" of our own destiny. It is interesting how many people put the blame on "the devil made me do it" or other outside entities. Everything you have done has led you here, right where you are, at this moment and everything you do will lead you to another moment. It is no one or no thing that controls you but you. create that.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:05 am

  • Jill Brzezicki says:

    This would be an amazing birthday gift.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

  • Kim Nelson says:

    The auspicious coincidents that lead us to the teachings and teachers so that we can heal our lives and eventually help others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

  • Susanne says:

    I find profound about life that it is a continous flow of change

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am

  • sean kearns says:

    I find the most profound thing about living as a human is the possibility, and constant nature of transformation, of change, that we are gifted with.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:07 am

  • Susanne says:

    I find profound about life that it is a continous flow of change

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

  • Ellie Austin says:

    I find profound in life the moments of sitting meditation, when I tune out all the vanity and just let myself be.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

  • Layne Negrin says:

    Well, there's so much in life that's profound. Life itself is perhaps most profound of all. Simply that we are here. But just recently I was struck again by how everything was its own way of working itself out. There's a miraculous unfolding constantly taking place. Trusting in this unfolding is a liberation—a letting go of how ego would like things to be, an appreciation for what is. This is what I am currently seeing to be profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:09 am

  • Sara Dewar says:

    for me it is raising a child with special needs on my own.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:10 am

  • Ellie Austin says:

    The most profound are the moments of meditation, when I tune out all the vanity and just let myself be.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

  • Emerald says:

    I find that the most profound thing is that we are all one. I fought against that belief for so long and then one day it just struck me as true, settled deep in my bones and stayed there. Separateness is only an illusion. Amazing.

    That and my son's pure joyous laughter - the reason for my existence, that laugh.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:11 am

  • Dave vago says:

    Stillness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

  • Stephanie D. says:

    What I find truly profound is the ways in which -despite all we see to the contrary sometimes - is the goodness that rises up when it is most needed. The teachings on basic goodness tell us this, and yet, every time I witness it in large or small ways, it bowls me over.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

  • Urgen Sherpa says:

    I find Blessing of Buddha's wisdom and compassion and realization of true nature of mind a genuinely profound in life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

  • Nicole says:

    the trusting way my daughter looks at me when she asks me to share with her the truth of living this life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

  • Ronald Samson says:

    i was given the opportunity to listen to many of turngpa's audio teaching. It opened my hearth - i 'd never known the debts of love until then. Im so grateful trungpa came into my life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:13 am

  • Mike says:

    What better way to spend some of our most valuable commodity…. time, with a spirit of like mind, learning from each other through sharing each others thoughts and feelings. I find loving friendship to be genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • Cheryl says:

    Profound: Not escaping reality.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • Jay Friedkin says:

    When I see people behave with great nobility and love. In spite of layers and layers of obscurations, their most profound and honest self still manages to shine through.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • Gavin John Risi says:

    That the entire physical universe can be experienced as something inside us.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • Thomas Forsyth says:

    The Buddha dharma is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • John Peterson says:

    I find to be profound the simply reality that I chose to be incarnate.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:16 am

  • Chaz Clover says:

    What I find truly profound is the Dharma's applicability to my life. It's so spot-on. So elegant. So meaningful. So now.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:17 am

  • Yolanda says:

    I find that our innate awareness is most profound. It is so pervasive, that it is often not recognized. It takes a teacher such as the beloved Trungpa to demonstrate it and clearly point us to it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

  • Penny Ranan says:

    What I find most profound is the wonder I experience when looking up at the infinite starry night sky, the awe of nature's beauty, or being in touch with the mystery of all that is Life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:18 am

  • ronald oosting says:

    The most profound thing of live is that I'm part of it, so as to help other people.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

  • Mark Avery says:

    I find it profound that we ourselves create our own reality by what we observe and how we observe it. I was truly amazed when I was younger and found that a change in my own attitude and views affected my reality. This has given me a much calmer outlook on life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

  • Gracia Zanuttini says:

    I used to believe that things had to be "special" to be profound: enormously beautiful, for example or/and "out of the ordinary". People had to be enormously intelligent or creative or have "very interesting" careers and hobbies. I used to box things in different categories all the time. Simple and everyday things like cleaning your house, taking care of plants (or even taking a bath) seemed so boring, plane and unprofound. Now, I am amazed to find out that "profound" can hold pretty much EVERYTHING. Life in its whole is profound and divine. Couldn't have asked for a better teaching in my life. Therefore, appretiation for me is the most profound feeling.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

  • Janet Eichenberger says:

    Profound means deep, as in water, deep water is spacious and still holds the origin of life. Pro- means in favor of, with a little wiggling we could say what's profound is in favor of what's found, not invented. Deep, spacious, encountered: these are the aspects of what's profound. The song of a bird, a friend's smile, sunlight falling on the filth in the street, a stranger who helps you and leaves, the perfume of the night flowers, a new baby, a new corpse. Anything can be profound if you let it open you when you fall over it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

  • Gracia Zanuttini says:

    I used to believe that things had to be "special" to be profound: enormously beautiful, for example or/and "out of the ordinary". People had to be enormously intelligent or creative or have "very interesting" careers and hobbies. I used to box things in different categories all the time. Simple and everyday things like cleaning your house, taking care of plants (or even taking a bath) seemed so boring, plane and unprofound. Now, I am amazed to find out that "profound" can hold pretty much EVERYTHING. Life in its whole is profound and divine. Couldn't have asked for a better teaching in my life. Therefore, appretiation for me is the most profound feeling.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

  • Kelli Slaten says:

    What is truly profound is the journey in learning how to not be reactionary and that we have the choice to be happy or miserable. I still have a long road ahead of me...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

  • Daniel D Tennant says:

    All of the nitty-gritty details of this life, all of the wonder, and the fact that our perception of this world is the only thing we need to correct.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

  • sydney gardiner says:

    I live in a long-term care facility. What I find genuinely profound in life is the capacity of the open and unbiased heart to find a compassionate solution to lifes' most difficult challenges.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

  • Jesse Marquard says:

    I have found that the search for who we are via meditation leads to the realization that we aren't really anything but our notions of who we think we are. This path leads to freedom and all impurities are left out in the open to dry out.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

  • David Wimberly says:

    Silver moon bright,
    Snow white winter afternoon -
    Cosmic Mirror

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

  • Tina Fossella says:

    What is profound to me is how despite the darkness and confusion in the world- the essence of all things - the brilliant power of love and our capacity to love can heal and transform all beings who suffer.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

  • Barry Landis says:

    Trees are awesome.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

  • Angela says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life, are the moments when I am at peace. These moments happen most when I am doing a form of movement, dance or yoga or even just watching my breathing. I feel so small and that the world around me is so great and beautiful and vast and mysterious. I feel as though I am floating and connected to everything. I feel this even when there is something uncomfortable to move through, as long as I keep moving, going towards whatever it is I feel pulled, to me that is when like feels most profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

  • Dennis Cardiff says:

    All encompassing love when talking with homeless people is truly profound. I can see in their eyes that they are not used to being listened to or cared for. They are unique individuals with stories we can all learn from. They are a gift. They are angels.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:26 am

  • Mary Beth says:

    That the last thing each of us will do is breathe out.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

  • Suzanne says:

    What- is, is profound. Our thoughts create our suffering. My two young children have been the ones to really open my eyes to the okay-ness of things being exactly as they are.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

  • gretchen says:

    Stillness is the most profound force of the universe.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

  • angela badillo says:

    I find the ability to observe life without discrimination. However being to except lives challenges without any expections. Atlest attempting to everyday

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

  • Ruth Greenwood says:

    I find it profound that no experience is pure...we laugh wildly reminiscing after a funeral and I sigh with a twinge of sadness at no longer being jubilantly pregnant while happy that my precious and celebrated new baby is here. Goodness has its shadows and the most evil person raises lovely roses. No one, no thing, no experience is pure...but we forget that.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:29 am

  • Mónica Caldeiro says:

    The beauty of the world and having the capacity of seeing it, the understanding. Inside this beauty, art as the longing for communication between beings, and as an expression of human kindness and the will to transform the self and our reality.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

  • David Tracey says:

    What I find profound is an explanation of the true nature of the emptiness of conventional reality described by the Buddha more than two thousand years ago -- which is only now being supported by "discoveries" in quantum physics.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

  • David S says:

    I find genuinely profound in life that Compassion and Wisdom are the same "thing".

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:30 am

  • Gianni Chavez says:

    What i truly found profound is the fact that we are all connected, sumerged in the divine essence of life, and that through our actions we can create a better society, small actions make bigger changes... the potential that is within us to co create and the responsability that we need to embrace in our choices

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Kenny Roberts says:

    I find that influencing others in a passive way is much more satisfying than attempting to compel others to different points of view through overt means.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Sten Peter William Karlsson says:

    Delutions

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Jon Pennant says:

    I'm not sure if this counts but I've been really enjoying the weekly passages from Chogyam Trungpa which I've been getting via facebook.

    Even in the midst of my struggles his words seem to have the ability to cut right through and show me a new perspective on myself and the world. It surprises me how powerful something very simple can be.

    I'm sad he's dead, good teachers are so hard to find.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:32 am

  • Maria Spitzer says:

    To serve others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • billi r says:

    Profound? Stillness, motion. Mundane, extraordinary. Love, indifference. Gratitude, hate. Ocean, mountain. I am pulled in limitless directions by life's surge between separate binaries...the irony being, there is nothing that isn't profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • Jen says:

    What I find profound in life is stillness, and the grand potential of surrender.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • Tony Cronin says:

    It is profound that we take the time to consider profundity, and even more profound that, in brief fleeting moments, we may catch a glimpse of what that actually means.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

  • AL Glossian says:

    Nature is Profound!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 am

  • Joanna says:

    Right now, my desire for a glass of water is the most profound thing. If I were to return and answer this question in five minutes, it would be something else... And in an hour, something else. And tomorrow? Who can say? Anicca.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:36 am

  • David Walker says:

    I am new to the teachings. I have been on the wrong path for many years, caught in the corporate world where everything is pushed forward. Over the last year, I have ccome to realize that there is a life outside of my job...I have a family that I care for very much! It is a personal journey to understand how those non-tangible relationships are important and how to make sure you do not lose any time.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

  • Richard Whitter says:

    Life, in its entirety, from Birth to Death, is extremely profound in that we can learn so much, not only about our Self but also the myriad of other subjects, in that divine span of time.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

  • Andrew Logan says:

    What is profound to me in life is the sacred Dharma - especially the teachings on emptiness, which destroys cyclic existence.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

  • Jyoti says:

    What do I find genuinely profound in life? Every. Little. Thing.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:37 am

  • D. S. says:

    That it is possible to feel loving kindness even for those who have hurt you the most

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

  • Stains says:

    What is genuinely profound to me is that as I continue to practice meditation, and realize the openess of my heart, I see that there is a never ending supply of love and compassion.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

  • Michael Anderson says:

    I find the spirit of "having to be all you can be" to be a most excellently inspiring thing. I don't mean that in the way that the army means it, but rather as the drive of some innate inborn spark that continually pushes humanity towards discovery and curiosity. It is the spirit that is always on the verge combusting into total bliss, that draws the heart and gives it courage to break itself open; that wills the heart no pleasing alternative but the self-annihlation of crumbling into open space. And what is amazing is that no matter what kind of state I am in I find myself always called back, pulled back toward the one who teaches to dance in the sky with a broken open heart, leaving trails of lights and sounds and drops of nectar. That such a grace exists at all, let alone within a wilderness, and drives me always back to it is cause for celebration. Make a joyful noise into the radiant surround!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

  • Jeffrey says:

    That I can look at some simple thing, a spoon for example, and talk about it, observe it endlessly, describe it with infinite detail, even become an expert about that thing, that I can do all of that and still the mystery of what that object is has not been penetrated at all! It remains delightfully as itself (whatever that is!), free of my descriptions, beaming something outwards. That aspect of life I find genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:41 am

  • Eike Armbrust says:

    So many things big and small in life are profound. After a longer cold period with lots of snow and ice it started to get warmer a few days ago and the snow began to melt. When I left the house this morning my mind was immediately stopped by the smell of fresh earth, nature, fall's leaves.... all that is uncovered when the snow has melted.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

  • Tim says:

    Nothing special

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

  • Niels says:

    Stillness, compassion & love.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:43 am

  • Toby Sifton says:

    Something genuinely profound is that the little swirl which is the andromeda galaxy is another galaxy like ours with stars so numerous as to make the night sky 'milky', and that there are as many galaxies as there are these stars, while equal billions of microorganisms are residing in my gut, eating my breakfast.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:45 am

  • Sally Farrington says:

    All my confusions in life dissipate when I sit on my cushion and meditate, even with resistance.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

  • Bill Gritzuk says:

    The breath of life which affords is the opportunity to selflessly serve others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

  • Raven Hill says:

    I work with children and I am astounded each day by the truth and ability to be present that they possess having not been caught up in the drama as of yet. I am grateful to share their path with them.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 am

  • peter womersley says:

    The human ability to persevere no matter what no matter where Its as profound as acceptance of what is and what is not!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Maryrose D'Angelo says:

    what is profound is not different from not profound, only a free unobstructed mind can see this, however to us still striving towards enlightenment what is deep is that glimpse of the eternal here and now which is overflowing compassion in a smile...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Bonny Rowe says:

    I find love everywhere, and am excited to share it, everywhere.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Connie Rule says:

    Profound is the way that life unfolds in the moments of quiet and in the moments of turmoil. That breath is the common and centering gift each and every soul has the potential to enjoy regardless of the energy level of the moment. Experience. Breath. Choice. Experience. My way of seeing the circle of life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Lori McCarthy says:

    Simple things in life. A child's smile. A thank you. A cuddle with man's beat friend.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:50 am

  • Nadine B says:

    What is profound in life is the beauty of life on this planet. When you see the beauty in a baby laughing, sleeping dogs, raging ocean, or sky after a storm. You just have to look, there is beauty everywhere to lift you up... the beauty of life itself - the universe.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:51 am

  • David Philbedge says:

    What is genuinely profound to me is that sometimes, in just a moment a discouraging or even desperately painful or degraded situation can reveal itself as heart-stopping beauty, that can make me feel so grateful to be alive.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

  • Drew Joseph says:

    I find it genuinely profound how close I feel to a psychotherapy patient when she is telling me how useless I am to her.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:53 am

  • Mitesh says:

    I am working as a Sales Assistant for a supermarket, what I think is profound/amazing are the people who have achieved liberation, enlightenment, moksha or God realization. Against all odds and the conditioning of society upon themselves, they have somehow managed to break free and end the cycle of birth and death. I think that is profound, don't you?

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

  • Mitesh says:

    I am working as a Sales Assistant for a supermarket, what I think is profound/amazing are the people who have achieved liberation, enlightenment, moksha or God realization. Against all odds and the conditioning of society upon themselves, they have somehow managed to break free and end the cycle of birth and death. I think that is profound, don't you?

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

  • J.M. Firecloud says:

    What is profound for me? Waking up in the morning. With all my various health and life issues, the opportunities to practice mindfulness, peace, and harmony are a gift I receive with every breath.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

  • fatima leger says:

    As dynamic as a hurricane devastating my childhood and as daunting as filling in gaps that I lack in mathematical knowledge here on my journey through college...the beauty of change is profound. I stand grounded in change and so adversity can not atrophy my peace. This journey in pursuing surgery is profound in that I came from nothing. 20 years old and I thank Shambhala for the Dharma on my shelf that I have been adding to since I was 12.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

  • Andrew B. says:

    That at any moment I can wake up and open. The opening may just be a small crack but the underlying pristine nature of the heart can shine through.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:58 am

  • Rich Hedrick says:

    Just the subtle unfolding change from one moment to the next.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:59 am

  • Jeffrey LeBoeuf says:

    Long ago God drew a circle in the stand exactly where I am standing now. Because he knew I was coming.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  • Tim Christensen says:

    What I find profound in life is that the path exists, and we can walk on it, and work on our mind. Here we are, and we're not doomed to suffering; the possibilities are bright.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  • Samuel joern says:

    I find the journey in itself is profound that we are here to traverse unique pathways, each of us different and yet in all eventuality are heading in the same direction towards enlightenment whatever that may be understood as untill we experience the adventure for ourselves and then bring that understanding to the world to face suffering and bring the possibility of happiness to anyone who will listen

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  • Ruth says:

    The realization that we are all one. That you are me and I am you makes the nature of everything vivid and you know what to do in every circumstance.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  • Louis Rothschild says:

    To be conscious of compassion is profound. Especially following moments when such consciousness is absent. Even more so when that new known is kindled by another's consciousness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  • tea says:

    i find mind to be a profound thing

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  • Todd says:

    Reaching the realization that the energy of the entire universe is in every breath.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

  • Kerrievan Aarssen says:

    For me, profoundness is to be found in honousty and responsibility. Then I can embody the maths of life: freedom=truth=love=reality

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

  • Dennis Cardiff says:

    What I find profound in life is unconditional love. I visit with homeless people on a daily basis. I can see in their eyes that they are not accustomed to being listened to or cared for. They each have stories to tell that we can learn from, that I have learned from. They have returned my love and I am truly grateful.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

  • Hagimont Stephane says:

    Everything seems to be so profound in fact.
    The every little detail that we encounter any time any where seems to contain a seed of an energy so immense that it can give life to such simple creativity that nothing needs to be done any more. Things get done... Even though this world is tough.

    Well, that's one way of putting it...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

  • Gabino Hernandez says:

    I find that the bonds of existence shared by us all are substantial, timeless, and profound; that by merely opening our hearts, they become self-evident, as the space between our beings is revealed to be alive and nourishing.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm

  • Gabriel says:

    I think the pursuit for knowledge is profound and noble to be sought. I believe that knowledge is good for mankind and makes us evolute.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  • Matt Helm says:

    What I find most profound in life is the experience of total simplicity and beauty that waits for us in the present moment whenever we stop and open up to it. Being fully in my body, fully tasting my food or really noticing the world around me is fantastic. When I allow myself to just be I discover that there is much more to the world than I thought.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

  • Dekyi Dolkar Barshee says:

    My religion is kindness.
    HHDalai Lama

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:13 pm

  • Joan Gloff says:

    When we are born we enter life with a goal : to be of service to all living beings and, to see in them , the truth about ourselves. Other human beings muddy up our clear understandings about life . To accept that all beings have a right to life as we. I find that studying how other mammals accept species other than themselves as part of their life without pre-judgements. The truth of life as I understand it is that we all desire the same things. Those being enough food, companionship, safety and just being. I see it in all my relationships with humans and non-humans alike. That is my most profound basis for being alive.
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    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  • Sharon La Rose says:

    Creative acts that seem to be done by invisible hands with a giant heart.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

  • Ben Wa says:

    Just to be alive, to be awake, and to breathe is miraculous.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  • Timothy Facemyer says:

    I am deeply touched by the evidently innate lack of differentiation of himself and others that I have observed in my toddler son (and which I now see in other small children). Truly further confirmation of our inherent oneness and perfection!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm

  • Barbara Salie says:

    The most profound moments for me are the moments spent walking in nature. The quiet she offers up brings me such clarity, those brief moments are gold.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  • Sebastian Tigerschiöld says:

    When truth hits the heart, even for brief moment. Such freshness is profound to me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

  • Mikeal Lowery says:

    Om

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  • Simon palmero says:

    Too sit with a master who is in the nature of mind, all your pain and suffering off the mind leaves you and all you are left with is your true nature love, compassion and joy for yourself and the feeling to be of benefit to all beings. What more is there.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  • Erica Tucker says:

    I have found that the profundity of life is found in the heart.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  • Alejandro Bennardis says:

    The most genuine and profound is the connection with the teacher the actual deep long lasting lifes friendship, that brings the Dharma down to the ground and in action, and guides to the opening of the door of enlightenment. The opening of the door is one's own choice.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  • Zane says:

    Genuinely profound - one thing from my list is - trying to know my true self. To know who I really am. Not in a much depleted way of "how to find a job you love" style self-help books, but to actually KNOW myself. To SEE what/who I really am.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  • Sam Moore says:

    Like Holly, I'm involved in animal rescue - in fact we run a small rescue organization here in Sandy Hook (yes, that Sandy Hook).
    What I find profound is the depth of devotion that animals often draw from people. It seems to me this is our natural way, and that the alienation we so often seem to manifest instead is artificial.
    We have seen people spend their last dollar, stay up all night, drive hundreds of miles and neglect their own health for the sake of beings who can never repay them with anything but affection.
    I think there is something deeply revealing of our buddha-nature in the unquestioning self-sacrifice people bring to their relationships with their animals, and I see it as a hopeful sign for our species.
    After the shooting, we invited local families to come over and spend time with our foster kittens, and the effect was unmistakeable - people who have been grimly carrying on, who are in fact weak with sorrow underneath it all, have been able to leave here with their hearts open and smiles on their faces.
    Somehow, miraculously, we find the diamond of bodhicitta in the garbage heap.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  • Eliza says:

    Last week, a group of Tibetan artists including Losang Samten created a sand mandala in our community -- it was finished on Friday and swept up on Saturday. The monks took such great care in creating the mandala, even knowing how very impermanent it would be. Seeing their commitment and the great care they took in doing something they knew would be swept away in a week led to a profound insight for me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  • Wendy Leiva says:

    The interrelationships among all things and the vast, complex, beautiful tapestry those weave.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  • Mick McMahon says:

    Simplicity is most profound .....

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  • Carla Friedman says:

    From the perspective of Quantum Physics, objects do not exist in and of themselves - but do so only in that one thing stands in relation to another. Similarly, our separate beings do not exist in and of themselves, but can only be identified through the essence of relationship between self and other. The conundrum of Being and Not Being, of I and Thou is the very thing that gives rise to self awareness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  • Louise says:

    What I find profound is the extraordinary beauty of true presence in my relationships with others. Those precious moments when all sense of separation dissolves and I experience the state of interbeing in its full glory.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • Mick McMahon says:

    Simplicity is most profound ....

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • Kelly Moomey says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life... The present moment. Once you are in it, and are aware of it, you become aware how often you are not in it. That, and being with my two sons in the present moment are the most important moments of all.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • Angela Cash says:

    What is profound in life is often what is right in front of us. The little pleasures of each day that we sense but sometimes forget the mindfulness to fully experience.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  • Hilary says:

    Life becomes profound when i let go of all resistance to it and open to the infinite residing within us all. I have been around babies a lot lately. They have the pure presence, if you can synchronise with them, you can share it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

  • Hot Lips says:

    So. Where can I buy this if I don't win it? :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  • Ay Ses Dunya Portela says:

    I have been evolving in this lifetime, through a myriad of traumas, isolation, abandonment, and deep sacrifices. They have not taken my soul down. I was at the edge though, in the third stage of loss so profound that my Qi was starting to leave me to wander when i met a most amazing person. The profound sense of healing i have experienced by his love has not only saved my life from the brink of living dead, he has also encouraged me to become the healer i perhaps was always meant to be. When i was a young girl i wished very much to become a healer, but my circumstances were so poor and opressed, my troubles too numerous to solve in an adult sand box war of words and so i grew in pain both in my body and soul and did not believe a broken person like me deserved to be made into a healer. Yet i mended every broken item that crossed my path, all that was discarded i refurbished and fixed, i opened 3 small shops where i recycled, reworked, and re-newed all that i could, never buying new things to sell, always reusing the stuff around me i believed that because i knew what it was to be broken and discarded, left out in the cold and seen as worth less that i felt compassion for all that i could see that represented this to me. I felt it my duty to mend and fix and give life back to all that lifeless stuff for 12 years. Until the eco-storm of 09 took my last shop down and me with it. It was in the throws of all that loss and all that pain that i started to see how profoundly i had been healing the world around me, everyday, in my own way. Yet by that point i was so weak from my own internalizing of my traumatic life long experiences that combined with losing my shop that i put all my life force into i was at a deadly crossroads. i survived that time and had to realize my own healing, which to this day i am working on and mayhap always will. it was not long after the collapse and loss of my shop, my home, my health, and my career that i met my love. I felt so utterly broken and beaten by life, i had lost all i had worked so very hard for. my facial rosacea was so intensely red and raw around my nose and mouth that people felt embarrassed to know me. I was at my lowest point, alone, no family, and at odds with the world. that is when i met my love, and he picked me up and cleaned off the tears from my face, and held me for as long as i needed, and said he could see only my beauty, only my value, and even though i was so broken he said i was the most valuable person to him he had ever met. He did for me what i had done countless times for so much of my life. And it is his love and support that has turned my life around now with such a profound love that i weep with joy now each day instead of only deep sadness. It is by this great love that i have now turned my career around, i have been working now for the last 4 years to become a healer, a wellness worker, and a healed soul that can offer love to others who like me have felt broken in their life. With this treasury if i was so honoured to win, i would have them in my library for all who came to my practice to share, i would read them and learn more better ways of living, and i would continue to turn the broken into the re-newed. Namaste,~A~

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

  • Jose Antonio Morales says:

    The connection between all of us, all the things and the components of a moment. It fascinates me to know that everything that is around me, everything I hear or perceive are there for me to realize the fullness of a moment.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:45 pm

  • Ginny Williams says:

    I find metacognition truly profound in life. I wholly and gratefully embrace my, and the world's ability, to think, reason and ponder.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

  • Mark says:

    The common agreement in spiritual teachings is that happiness is to be found in the present moment regardless of the impermanent nature of life and the endless parade of both internal and external passing events.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:46 pm

  • Jackie says:

    The realization that all sentient beings are suffering; profound empathy that can result.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  • kim says:

    It is profound that my toddler is my best teacher.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  • andreea says:

    That i find now is myself reading this text. What i find is the peace wherever i will win ot not this contest. there is no contest in fact and celebrate life with everything arise beyond good or bad is genuine.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  • Shambhavi Sarasvati says:

    Pro = skillfully
    Found = returned to rest in our primordial nature

    Profound = everything that happens skillfully conspires to return us to the ever-present, unconditioned origin.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  • Bobby Flippo says:

    Every breath is profound. Every glance. Every touch. Every sensory experience that exist in the present moment is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  • Michael Gibson says:

    What matters is the path, Liberation, to experience the mysteries of life and death truly, and enlightenment is attainable and necessary in order to help all those who suffer in these very serious times of world tragedy where darkness and ignorance is widespread. To know and practice the teachings is what leads to what really is profound, something which I truly do not know....yet. These volumes would further cultivate my zeal to earn the right to experience what is profound. Thank you for making these available, it is a great service to humanity.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm

  • Jean Westgate says:

    What I find profound is being completely still and silent in nature, whether in gardens, at the sea, in the woods, or lying on my back on our sacred earth watching the stars and other planets and feeling my place in it all.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  • Susan D says:

    What is profound to me is sitting, looking, being in Nature. Whether sitting under the tulip magnolia or watching the birds that eat berries outside my window or sitting on the beach gazing at the ocean, it is all quite filling.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  • Jared Hughes says:

    Being able to wake up in this world, and discover who/what we really are, constantly blows my mind. Amid our globalized 9-5 busy society, it amazes me that more people aren't experiencing ontological shock at the fact they we are alive on this little blue planet. There is not a single thing in our daily lives that is not profound. "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe" - Carl Sagan

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  • Vicy Wilkinson says:

    I find many things genuinely profound, but most recently I am amazed by this 'fact' I keep demonstrating to myself: when I take the time to connect deeply to myself through my meditation & yoga practices, not only to I carry with me a sense of profound peace & joy, but I also 'have more time.' I took on sitting in meditation for a full hour a day last fall as part of a course I was taking and I'm continually amazed at the time taking this time to be still, quiet, and centered creates in my life. Practice also gives me the gift of full presence in other aspects of my life, both business & personal. I am deeply grateful.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:01 pm

  • James Moore says:

    Life is profound in that no matter its relative ups and downs, when we can open to it, it always contains the answers. It is always willing to be the teacher. Yet, life's profundity is also bitter sweet and includes the truth that it is a reflection of death.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  • B Williams says:

    Profound feelings of connection with others occur to me at moments when I'm very relaxed. I can be speaking or listening with an individual or a group and there's a sense, not that we're one, but that we inhabit the same space. We're individual but not separate. Would that it happened all the time!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  • Judith Johnson says:

    What is profound is that we open to everything, including the wisdom of the teachings, and then we let it go, not fastening on anything. Ah

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:07 pm

  • david dienes says:

    I find it very profound that in reality there is only the ONE and we are it!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  • Rhonda A says:

    The ability to learn is the most profound experience I've ever found in life. The fact that one day you can be someone or know something, and the next day you can learn something and it'll change you forever. Whether simply learning a skill (which could even become a life calling) learning about a culture you misunderstood, or learning about your own potential for growth and kindness and openness. Learning little by little what love is and how it works and how it can touch everything. Learning always changes you, and lessons come from everywhere if you only look for them. To me, learning is the key to everything, and for that I am profoundly grateful.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

  • Michelle says:

    Life is fill with verious obsticles and that is what profound in life, if not these obsticles, how we can learn and grow? I've learned to face each obsticles with open arm acceptance, either in good or bad, because they're teaching me to view life in different perspective in depth.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  • Julia G says:

    What I find to be profound is loving kindness because it is so simple yet so powerful. If we all taught our children loving kindness, hatred and violence could be ended in two generations world wide.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

  • Thu Le Tran says:

    What I find to be genuinely profound in my life is the energy that flows through me; the life force which came from my mother/father can be traced back to their parents and back. The breath that we take/took binds us together in this delicate tapestry of life. The preciousness of life that is flowing through me is a miracle. It's invigorating and electric.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm

  • Emma Ates says:

    I find genuinely profound in Life each moment each instant full of life energy perceptions of colors, smells, tastes, sounds and touch; full of love energy in our relationships know and unknow with every sentient beings...it is a genuine experience in itself - always new, intense of whatever is happening and rich of basic-goodness.

    With Metta.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

  • Jeff Cuneo says:

    Those moments in meditation when you feel the hum of your body in that moment of stillness. that brief time when you are not your thoughts. that is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  • Nikhil Idicula says:

    I find the ability to find and the availability of peace a midst chaos highly profound!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

  • robert says:

    I have been profoundly touched since reading Shambhala
    The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa in 1985. Meditation has helped me to be more open and present~Thank you!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  • Jonathan says:

    I find the capacity of Humanity to transform great suffering into wisdom to be genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  • Marc Courchesne says:

    I find the earth, oceans and sky and all the sentient beings they hold profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm

  • Janice Hill says:

    The constant changing

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  • shakar says:

    Well..I would just say it's not what genuinely profound in life..it's just that LIfe is genuinely profound :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  • Jack Kennard says:

    Waking up awareness, every time I look at my thoughts and activities with others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

  • Leslie O'Leary says:

    Everything is profound and nothing is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  • Shelli Pawlu says:

    I find it profound that we can live in the moment, we can love ourselves, we can forgive ourselves and others and that we have the innate capacity to heal ourselves.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  • Gina Morrill Olson says:

    I am not sure I can tell you what I have found profound in life. I feel it is still opening up and telling me, certainly more since I started on a Buddhist path. Maybe the books would tell me more. I am in awe of it all.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  • Gabriela says:

    I find genuinely profound the love we are able to nurture for a child even if it's not ours or didn't come from our womb. It's amazing how such a feeling of true and profound love grows inside of us, independent of wether you want it or not or wether you "force" it or not and how it can change us from selfish and self-centered people to altruistic and giving human beings. I'm having this experience and it is starting to change me from within - and I don't have and am not able to have kids but the feeling happened unexpectedly . Thank you.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  • Cheryl Gibson says:

    I find it very profound that the more we walk a path of selflessness, gratitude, and love the more it is returned to us manyfold. A simple act such as a smile, can have long reaching effects for the recipient that we many never be aware of. Love the way the universe works. :)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  • Stevan Clark says:

    For me the most profound are the glimpses of Emptiness. No longer searching, everything is exactly right just as it is.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  • miguel ferreira says:

    Our vision is our life. Our life depends on our inner world. What do we see? The answer is not outside, it comes from within. From there we need to build a better world through a new perspective. We need a wide and open vision to the new world emerge. The spirit of Shambhala or Pure Land come through our lucid gaze.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:51 pm

  • Chris D says:

    I find the amazing rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary to be my most profound healers and teachers. In particular, I am drawn to the chickens and find the way in which they, after having been subjected to such cruel and horrific lives, have the capacity to connect with humans in a very sweet way. They remind me often to return to the present moment and greet everything that arises with fresh eyes.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

  • Agnieszka says:

    Living in the world of so many opportunities for growing, helping others and spreading the wisdom of our amazing teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is truly genuinely profound for me. Not more, not less than a minute of silent gazing out the window together with my coworkers when the biggest snowflakes I'd ever seen were falling down the sky today.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm

  • Barbara says:

    what i find to be completely profound is that it is possible to mix my mind with the mind of the guru, any time anywhere. Standing in line at the market, resting for a moment in true nature, always available. Over and over again, many small moments, in the bustle and swirl of the mundane daily life, resting deeply, profoundly in the adamantine true nature, the mind of the guru, the heart of compassion, the vast expanse of emptiness. Every day. Everywhere. Wake up!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm

  • matthew s says:

    One of the things that I find most profound about this precious human life is the web of interdependent of heartminds, that form the interpersonal architecture within which we all live. This deeply resonant and vast space is the space I encounter a bit of when I read the VTCR’s writing. With ongoing thanks...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  • Jeff kelling says:

    Blue sky on a winter day in Kluane.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  • Angie says:

    The experience of parenting--nothing else has matched its lessons in humility and awe.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  • Alice Shieh says:

    What I find incredibly profound is how powerful we actually are in directing our own destiny. Once fear, selfishness, narrow-mindedness are abandoned and compassion and wisdom are chosen, I see more and more how I am actually my own wish-fulfilling jewel.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  • Tom says:

    Now is profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:02 pm

  • Jane says:

    That we are born is profound - yes. And then that we have the capacity to grow our consciousness over a lifetime , with all the mountains and valleys we travel through and everything in between. We sustain our bodies with the fruits of nature and quench our thirst at the stream. And along the journey we have the magnificent opportunity to receive and offer love and friendship and compassion to one another and be changed by this. The profound is in the simple. (Thanks for the opportunity to reflect on this)

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

  • Cinzia Halfyard says:

    the true nature of reality is the most profound element of life;
    I know it; I have learned it; I have contemplated it.
    Still I do not grasp it and as I time and time again attempt to see it in its entirety I still have not obtained the full view of its depth.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  • Jamshed Khambata says:

    The interconnectedness of all beings and phenomena..the ability of an individual such as gautama,the buddha to effect the consciousness of all humanity..due to the attainment of nibbana or the cessation of the mind almost 2600 years ago..we are profoundly affected by the singular breakthrough in the attainment of enlightenment..every single being affects the continuum..every single noble thought energizes the matrix..we are one inter connected web..our evolution into a sentient and compassionate beings can be accelerated by coming into contact with the dharma..we are moving into a planetary sangha due to a revolution in communication technology..it is possible to access teachings today that are happening on the other side of the planet in a synchronistic zero event limitations of space and time are being transcended...now if only we could accelarete the proccess of removing contaminants from the mindstream with the same efficacy...to realise universal compassion..the end to suffering on botha personal and a planetary leval is definitely on the horizon..thanks to the dissemination of the noble teachings by luminaries such as chogyam trungpa..we can cut through the denseness of the subject matter with the laser of his incredible perception..his profundity talks to me in a language i understand...his penetrating style dispels the cobwebs of my mind..slowly it is begining to emerge in its' true nature of luminous emptiness..i bow to all buddhas , bodhisattvas , enlightened beings of all times and ages and crave their wisdom to reflect in my own being..somewhere near our azimuth we are truly one.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:07 pm

  • Hollee says:

    Life's journey is profound. The subtle and not so subtle awakenings we have along the way. The process of surrender. Is one of the most profound experiences I have every had
    When one begins to learn to meditate and, the mind thrashes and the pain and suffering are so great one believes there is no end that they can no longer going on. And then the beautiful. And peaceful surrender that leads to the truth and the conscious
    Awareness and for me the place where God found me
    This to me is profound
    The birth of my children and watching them grow into beings.... Praying for their peace and enlightenment on their journey
    Relationships with others only to find we are all threads of the same fabric
    Life is profound
    And I try each day not to take any of it for granted
    To see others as children of my same maker
    And to let go of the petty.
    Because. Life is truly profound

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  • Damien Abel says:

    To cultivate capacity in attention and depth of heart. To live with purpose and insight. To live as though each moment was my last.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  • Ellen Serfaty says:

    the effect of unexpected human kindness and compassion

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:14 pm

  • Alenka says:

    What I find profound is that no matter how entangled I become in my own thoughts and in my own cocoon, I can always start over. It's never too late, each moment can be a new beginning to start of fresh.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  • Sarah says:

    The most profound thing is our relationships with each other and ourselves. To have a strong relationship with others and to be of help, we must love ourselves. Without being kind and gentle with ourselves, we cannot be kind and gentle with others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  • Scott Wyzgoski says:

    Resting in the arms of compassion and contentment regardless of life's circumstances.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm

  • Paul says:

    One Taste
    Certainty
    All Knowing
    Vajra World
    Essence

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  • Sophie says:

    Silence

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm

  • JohnG says:

    Profoundly sad. That as long as we are alive we feel incomplete, isolated, lost and alone, as if there is a hole in us that yearns to be fixed/ filled, and the culture we live in seems to think that the gapping hole in the human pysche can actually be plugged with an iGizmo (or any other disposable fashionable gadget)... There isn't hole... It's just that were missing the whole...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  • Rick Sargent says:

    That I have this precious human life and I have found the Dharma, which will allow me to be of benefit to all sentient beings. It blows my mind.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  • Soledad Limiñana Rubio says:

    For me the most important thing in life is Love, Love involves every important thing in this world. Love gives all.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm

  • Sonja Teuwen says:

    It is the awesomeness of Love and Compassion, and the incredible transformation qualities of Loving Kindness.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  • Linda Armstrong says:

    I find the joy brought about by getting off the "me plan" and focusing on the needs of others to be very profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  • Carol Richardson says:

    The silence of moonlight

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:40 pm

  • Soledad Limiñana Rubio says:

    El amor, creo que es lo más importante de la vida, el mueve todo, y hace que exista la compasión. Sin amor nada tendría sentido.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

  • Jan says:

    What I find profound about life is the absolute mystery of life itself

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm

  • Markus says:

    That everything in life changes all the time and if I realise this over and over again and accept and enjoy it I can be very relaxed about life and accept 'good' and 'bad' things happening to me. I can use change as a constant learning experience.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  • Tamara says:

    The vast net of humanity that we all share. And strawberry milkshakes.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  • adam stern says:

    The immense diversity and complexity of animals and plants and the rest of nature.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  • Brane Pavšek says:

    Use fewer words. Keep your speech plain and honest. And above all; mean what you say.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  • Miguel Fonseca says:

    I find complete silence and stillness to be profound, as well as natural sceneries untouched by men.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:19 pm

  • vineeta anand says:

    What I marvel at, and find incredibly profound is that nothing in life is permanent. Because change is at the heart of our existence, no one is inherently bad or evil. We all have a Buddha nature inherent in us. We do not need a Higher Being to liberate us; we can liberate ourselves.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

  • Matt says:

    Everything is workable

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:27 pm

  • Rebecca says:

    What is profound exactly? Every person has a different definition of course. I know that I feel what I consider an overflowing and life fulfilling(profound) love for my children. I know I feel an ache inside trying to find myself and my mindfulness, slowly coming but that's the point I believe....
    I AM sure that what I do feel when I see beautiful movement, or read beautiful words is profound to me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:30 pm

  • David Wade Smith says:

    That we can face death and continue to live--and not only continue, but savor life more fully.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm

  • Marilyn Stephen says:

    When I am able to let go of a "story line" , so much space opens up; then there is more room for bodhichitta.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:41 pm

  • Chelsea says:

    Becoming familiar with that which is indestructible.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:49 pm

  • andy tsao says:

    what's so profound is with this precious human existence, we can still experience. To experience what? The open source of teaching, that's within every being, the cho-ku, dharmakaya, the guru, the body we can't even utter a word to describe. Indeed, to experience what?

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  • Myra Kitchenman says:

    Waking each morning and starting again.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  • lisa says:

    i find truly genuinely profound the moments that i feel a greater power at work in my life. it can be any moment where i stop in my tracks and feel an "aha!" and feel humbled that i am not alone even when i feel that often. i am profoundly touched by the man i met in 2006. he's my spiritual muse, my best friend, and my lover. he's introduced me to so much emotionally, spiritually and this past year 2012 was extra special because for the first time we experience true profound peace together at a retreat weekend at karma choling in vermont. what a beautiful place. the views, mountains, wonderful food and energy are profoundly peaceful....i am blown away by what i've learned the the grace taught to me by those who have found the inner calm and the real meaning of poise.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm

  • Dawn Karrington says:

    That everyone... everything is our teacher.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  • Brian Wayland says:

    Profound? Suchness is as It is.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm

  • Alex says:

    Indian food. Honestly. I mean, it's just so so goooood.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  • adam says:

    these volumes would transform a level path into one of awareness and depth

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:23 pm

  • John Delaney-Willis says:

    The Dhamma.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  • Trent says:

    Compassion and Wisdom, Love and Freedom, Thank You and Wow!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

  • Wendy Bates says:

    The profound generosity of the dharma; the profound gratitude of my heart for the life it has given me.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  • Rob Miralles says:

    In life, the miracles are so abundant that they can be even difficult to recognize. This, to me, is truly profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

  • Harleen Sangha says:

    After all these years of existence and contemplation - I have discovered I know nothing - life continues to teach me, re-teaches what once was forgotten all the way.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  • jennifer bruce says:

    This January, I started offering an evening of active meditation to my community in Alameda, CA through a local community arts center. The group is donation based so that anyone in the community can come and learn to meditate in a group setting. It has been one of the most creative acts of service I have embarked upon so far in my life. I have always done service, but offering meditation to people who would not otherwise be introduced to it has been a true gift in my life. Sharing my experience and participating in my community is the most profound aspect of my life today.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  • Peter says:

    The tremendous good fortune we have to be in human form and to be given the opportunity to liberate ourselves from suffering through the study, application and practice of great teachings such as this.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  • Nichole Faulkner says:

    What I find most profound is the gift of life. Both the ups and downs, with important lessons to be learned and understood about ourselves and our fellow brothers and sisters.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:04 pm

  • Yael Weisbach says:

    I find it profound that the world is a kind world, as Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche said it was. With all the cruelty that exists, and even though we were conditioned to live a life of suffering, the world is kind. It is kind because when we open ourselves to listen to it, the world can guide us to freedom.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm

  • Lori Wall says:

    To me, everything can be seen as profound. It is all about the eyes you see the world through.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  • simon says:

    I find profound those mornings I actually wake up with a smile, feeling alive. fresh air in mind.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  • Victor says:

    I find time a profound idea. We pay it no mind until we are short on it.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  • Jo Kilmer says:

    Impermanence. Impermanence of thoughts, mind states, emotions, physical prowess or illness, and the list goes on and on. Allowing the idea of impermanence, while holding my yak bone mala, during seated meditation, reminds me also that this practice, this moment, and this life are very precious and very fleeting, even if I live to be 100. As Pema Chodron states, "There is no time to lose", and even that is impermanent.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:35 pm

  • Ben says:

    waking up each day and bearing witness to the beauty of life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  • stephanie finley says:

    Hello.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  • Shannon Fletcher says:

    Life in and of itself & unconditional love. What is profound words cannot describe adequately.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  • Lee says:

    The mere act of disconnecting myself from everything around me has made me feel more connected to anything than I ever have been. This I find as profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  • Steve says:

    True, unconditional love is incredibly profound.
    Not chemical or physical attraction,
    Not the search to fulfil oneself through an external agent,
    Not to meet the loneliness of existence through comfort,
    But the genuine act of giving – giving one's time, one's heart, one's love and kindness
    Without question,
    Without demanding or expecting a return.
    Without even doing it because you recognise on some deep level that we are all connected – in fact, to give and love unconditionally though you see the recipient as a stranger, an other, an enemy.
    That is truly profound.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  • Matt York says:

    The way my three year old boy engages the world!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  • Shaun says:

    I find what is truly profound in life is when genuine devotion to a realised Guru merges with the Guru's compassion. At the most important time, such as death, this never ever fails and always manifests as the greatest benefit for oneself and others.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

  • Paul Kenney says:

    Gratitude is so profound. Life-energy comes so easy when the mind and heart are in a state of gratitude. The world looks so very different when I take the time to be thankful for ALL that exists around me. My spirit rises in gratitude and is capable of so much.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:38 pm

  • Amber says:

    That we continue to love despite or struggles and the uncertainties of life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm

  • Brant Torres says:

    The breath--because it's the tool that uncovered the profundity inherent in what otherwise would seem mundane

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

  • Paul says:

    That life is filled with a endless array of contradictions...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

  • C says:

    We are all star dust ....

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

  • Camille Cruz says:

    What is profound to me is also most frustrating: No amount of trying to understand works. Only when I am finding myself still, not thinking, that is when sometimes I hear the stillness, but only sometimes.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  • Janet Hill says:

    Firstly I am profoundly overwhelmed by the many many shared insights presented here by everyone! And I am profoundly grateful!
    Yes, Being, Life, Beauty, Stillness, Silence are all profound.
    What is also profound is our capacity to Love, and to sustain that Love. Even beyond Death.
    I am humbled by the presence of others and privileged by our desire to SHARE our experiences with each other.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  • Alex Branger says:

    The Dharma

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  • Kevin Burgess says:

    Given this human birth, first and foremost. Is the striving for the absence of suffering for all sentient beings. Namaste', Om shanti~Karma Sherab

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

  • Darlene says:

    I learn a lot from my responses to others. If I judge someone, or get frustrated with them, and I remind myself that it is my issue, not theirs. That I am the one who needs to change my way of thinking and my actions.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  • David O says:

    The continuous manifestation of energy we experience as life

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  • Rouget Laconte Chamier Rodas says:

    What i've found genuinely profound in life: is the fact that everybody is capable of feeling compassion, which is derived from the Buddha teachings as well as our Buddha nature. Winning or not it's great to be read and share thoughts with all the sentient beings. Thank you Shambala and Chögyam Trungpa La.
    Sarvamagalam

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  • Lucia says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is that mind is so changeable. I have been struggling with recurring severe clinical depressions all my life, which has now, with the help of medication and so on, sort of has settled in a rapid cycling of light and medium depressions and perhaps a week or two of 'normal' in between. Although I'd give an arm and a leg to be healed from this illness, to no longer be unable to work or participate in life, it has really given me some strong insights in both the fickleness of mind and something beyond. With the help of my teacher, my not so good practice and that of some kind therapists who understand Buddhism a little bit, I have become more and more able to look closer. Even in this state of deep depression, which seems so intense and completely black, unchangeable, the only and ultimate truth, there are waves, shades. I can see how all my experiences are false, even though they seem so real and true, that I feel it with every fiber of my being, it really isn't. But knowing that with just my intellect won't change it. It stops me from acting on it, but reason alone just is unable to change my mind when it is sick like that. But sometimes, after I can do no more than to curl up in a ball in front of my altar and just pray with all I have for help, later that day, without me even noticing (which is strange enough in itself) I suddenly realize that something has shifted, that there is an endless space where before there was only endless oppression. It is odd. I have been through several sessions where looking straight into the deepest despair and bowing for it,surrendering, allowing yourself to be swallowed in a way, that there is something very precious, very ancient, very spacious and kind on the other side. And of course I only recognize that state in the first place because my teacher so kindly keeps pointing out this mind. But this is the most profound thing in life that I have found. Although of course I keep forgetting that...

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm

  • Pam Baty says:

    What I find so profound is the notion that I am okay just the way I am, and so are you.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:31 pm

  • Sharon Suter says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is the joy of sharing lightness and laughter with others.Also being in nature and the saturation in beauty of all my senses at once. To me, both these situations are genuinely profound states of grace.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  • Heather Young says:

    What I find most genuinely profound in life is the self-liberating nature of consciousness. When we bring simple, natural, alert, and curious awareness to whatever challenge may be arising, it naturally reveals itself and shifts, without our having to "do" anything.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm

  • Christoph 司馬承帝 Melcher says:

    As a Westerner living in the East (Taipei), day after day I kept wondering why grandmother from next door never smiles. Trying again and again, to smile at her first, and finally succeeding in getting a smile back, was a genuinely profound and beautiful experience.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:05 pm

  • Tiffany Key says:

    All of it. It is all so profound and plentiful and all it takes is the simple measure of learning how to be mindful to realize that it is all within us. Lately I have been working on my judgmental mind and it has broken down so many barriers that prevented my compassion from spreading. The ability to access the path is within us all and that is utterly amazing and gorgeous.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  • Gordon says:

    !

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm

  • cynthia says:

    Profound is tendrel and "tashi tendrel" - the interdependent display of coincidence, and the delight of auspicious coincidence.

    "E ma, the phenomena of the three realms of samsara, while not existing they appear, how incredibly amazing" ~Milarepa

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:25 pm

  • Ramez Iskander says:

    The details are pretty profound

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

  • tshering dorji says:

    The one thing i find genuinely profound in life is the truth of basic goodness in each of us and how we can take that to the kitchen sink level. It is profound because it is not some theory that just remain in the books alone, rather it can be applied from moment to moment in our practical day to day lives. My utmost gratitude to Trungpa Rimpoches teachings without whose wisdom and skill i would not have been able to learn this and to shambhalas tremedous work in sharing this to the world. Metta from Bhutan.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:33 pm

  • Arijit Bose says:

    As I sit under the great Avalokiteshwara in the Ratnagiri Mahavihara in India, the swarms of Vidyadharas around the figure remind me of Trungpa Rinpoche. The Vidyadhara is the carrier of the teaching, a celestial bridge between the planes. Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings are a profound treasure that makes the path of practice easier for us through skilful means.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  • Chris Carell says:

    Death.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  • Sveta M says:

    Time.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm

  • Cindy says:

    Silence.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm

  • Sherry Robinson says:

    Last night on CBC radio I heard about a scientific study of how the Dung Beetle behavior of rolling its' dung at night, is always rolled in the right direction because the beetles follow the direction of the Milky Way in the sky.

    I find this a profound insight as the Dung Beetle shows us that we could possibly put our heads down to the ground and roll our crap around and get lost. Or we could choose to pause in lfe from time to time and look beyond our earthly crap towards a higher guidance and stay on track!

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  • Steven says:

    The number of people who will post a comment for a random chance at free books.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  • Al Cotton says:

    the teachings that enlighten our precious human birth = profound

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  • Edythe Gilbreath says:

    There are so many times when life is amazing. One of the most important for me is when instead of only "knowing the words or the actions" I experience an intense moment of understanding and insight that with practice transforms my point of view and helps me change perception and behavior.

    Also there are times when I am speechless and thoughtless and totally commanded to silence in mind in body stillness, that produces a remarkable energy and I am part of the organism of the world, a multileveled appreciation of the appearance of existence. Beauty.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  • Angela Liu says:

    In Dharma, I found the way to the truth of life.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:38 pm

  • Marilyn Webb says:

    Being present at the birth of a child and at someone's death are the most profound experiences I have ever had.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  • Diana Wong says:

    Most profound : the real purpose of existence.

    Posted on January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

  • Scott Apicella says:

    My mind creates my world - happy mind/happy world; unhappy mind/unhappy world.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:19 am

  • Kuba says:

    The smiles on my children's faces.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:27 am

  • Daryl Susan says:

    That I find myself here, now.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:28 am

  • Mikhael says:

    How mysterious our experience is. When we turn towards it and try to understand it, its like grasping at thin air. It feels scary, but also very genuine.

    The fact that there have been so many people that loved us so much that they brought us to where we are - into contact with wisdom. Its thanks to them.

    The sensitivity of the heart. The tender and raw quality of it that is always there.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:53 am

  • Austin Counts says:

    Understanding emptiness.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:05 am

  • Robert Lindholm says:

    I find it profound that it took me a half century to come full circle and view the world with similar curiosity, open mindedness, and the loving heart that I had done as a child. Where did I get lost at along the way? I am so thankful that I have once again found my path....

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:18 am

  • Dennis Engel says:

    For me really profound in my life is, that there is ever a chance to communicate with humans. the key is to be brave, to the first step and expect nothing.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:02 am

  • Yael Weisbach says:

    I find it profound that the world is a kind world, as Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche said it was. With all the cruelty that exists, and even though we were conditioned to live a life of suffering, the world is kind. It is kind because when we open ourselves to listen to it, the world can guide us to freedom.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:45 am

  • prs says:

    Everything!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:48 am

  • James Stewart says:

    My suffering manifested itself as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. What I have found most profound is finding relief from really chronic 'neurosis' in the dharma. Specifically the universality of dharma as a cure for 'neurosis'. No matter if one suffers from excessive material needs or one is a Correctional Officer (Prison Guard) who after years of working in the federal penitentiary service develops PTSD that leads to yoga and meditation... specifically the path of Shambhala and finds refuge there. Most profoundly I have experienced that the dharma is the answer to my neurosis and the cure for my ailments. With that comes the greater experiential insight that the Dharma is the cure for all sufferings and this insight has inspired me to spread these teachings everywhere I can. Pure Magic!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:49 am

  • Claudia Paviolo says:

    Being in Nature, Peace, Sensing the Universe allowing everything to be as it is

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:01 am

  • SUN KO-SHU says:

    Early in the morning, calling Lama, holding the prayer beads, and chanting mantras.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:14 am

  • Andreas Fosdal says:

    When I am happy, may my merit flow to others!
    May its blessing fill the sky!
    When I am unhappy, may the sorrows of all beings be mine.
    May the ocean run dry!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:04 am

  • Grant Gabrielyan says:

    For a real Dharma practitioner CTR did not(!) enter into a Nirvana. Thank you all and may the life of Lady Di and HH's children be - sound, prosperous and magnificent!

    From China Grant Guang Shun (Padma Zongbu)

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:01 am

  • Becky says:

    I find many things to be profound if I only slow down to notice them...from a smile, to the way the sun shines on the trees, to others postings here...very nice.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:12 am

  • Lise says:

    Seeing the sunrise, the birds beginning their morning, the deer wandering through the woods, warm sunshine on my face ... there is so much about life that is profound!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

  • Marilyn Polivka says:

    In a moment, in a flash, one can change a confused state of mind to one of clear, sane presence, often as a result of the loving responses of other sentient beings to another being's suffering. This is coming out of ourselves into the larger reality. This is genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:13 am

  • James Hinds says:

    That basic goodness, Buddha nature, the continuity underneath thoughts and emotions... this sustains us, keeps our eyes open and vibrant, and then death takes life and sight away; but not the heart.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:23 am

  • Ann says:

    The snowflakes that rest on my baby's winter hat, on a bright cold day, at the park.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:31 am

  • Chet Lewis says:

    This would be a great asset and would be shared with others.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:40 am

  • Tami Fowler says:

    LOVE. Through love I have grown and continue to grow. Without love I would be some confused human just walking and going through the motions of life. Love has opened my eyes to the real beauty of life, of my family and friends and all things around me. Love helps me stop and take a clear look at situations before I jump in. Without Love we would be nothing.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

  • tammy says:

    To move forward one must pause and be still.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

  • Shelley says:

    The oneness of our being with all universal elements. Awakening to this oneness is the quinticential life.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:04 am

  • Sylvia says:

    The most challenging times in life are opportunities for growth.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

  • lisa carton says:

    WHen a 4 year old tells you the EXACT nature of things in a single succint sentence....their parents mouths drop open.....and we just sit and listen in amazement. I love my job....
    (psychotherapist working with adults and children)

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:34 am

  • Elizabeth Dudzinski says:

    What I find profound is the kindness of strangers. I have had several adversities overwhelm me in a short period of time. Currently, I am awakening to a new me. The challenge has been great; but, I know the reward will be too.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:41 am

  • Matt says:

    sunrises
    rust
    rainstorms
    laughter

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:51 am

  • Gabriel Morgan says:

    The night sky. The vastness of the universe. How small and fleeting one life is, yet how astounding.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

  • twb says:

    The love of friends.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm

  • Jesse says:

    What I have found is that the more i look the less there is to really see. The practise of meditation starts to erode any ideas of a self. I have found that wordly views of self are simply composed of information gathered in time. My true identity is free from these impurities. I am awarness.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm

  • Charlie Smith says:

    When the clinging and clanging of my mind rests on its own and I awaken to the moment. It is the most powerful force in my day; able to shift moods, empower coincidence and create actions out of intentions. These profound moments inspire me and always remind me that I am basically "good"- that we are all basically "good".

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

  • Samantha says:

    I find life itself profound. The opportunity to grow and love and learn, and the ability to share with others and hopefully, find a path to true peace.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm

  • solis artis says:

    the warrior

    Stands alone on mountain high

    cannot be touched by you or I

    seeks the truth about all things

    and knows the song the earth dose sing

    has conquered desire through a disciplined way

    has walked the path and did not stray

    has fought the battle but drawn no blood

    has open the cage and free the dove

    understands all is one

    and looks towards a rising sun

    and so the warrior shall return

    and light the flame that will not burn

    and if your wondering who the warrior is

    look in the mirror

    and blow a kiss

    ( was that a profound moment )

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • Angie Stein says:

    To remember and realize that life has meaning. Knowing what we do will have a lasting impact even if it is only to help one person. Life os a gift which should never be taken for granted or squandered; life and its teachings are to be shared with everyone, no matter who they are or their beliefs. Compassion is something we all can share; it's what is needed most in the world.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

  • Hans says:

    This moment and this moment and this moment...

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  • Michael J. Gargano says:

    My breath is what I find to most profound in my life. As I become aware of my breath through meditation or bringing my awareness to it during key moments throughout the day I am humbled by my own breath. I breath the same air that people thousands of miles across the earth breath and that reminds me to have compassion for my fellow human beings.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

  • Eric says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is the nature of life itself. The interconnections, the beautiful unpredictability, how energy can flow between us humans and the resulting energy this produces. Whatever is, is, and it's fine, even when it isn't, but it is, because there is no ther way it can be at this moment. This I find profound.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  • lester shenton says:

    the great kindness of others

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:39 pm

  • Matthew says:

    That fear dissolves to make space for play.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  • Renate says:

    I think if we tried to describe anything which was truly profound we would ultimately fail. Profound is an experience, and I don't think we can define it using language. Like the Dao, or Buddhanature, or emptiness, profound defies categorization!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

  • Corey says:

    Glimpses of the thus-ness of each moment.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

  • Star Seastone says:

    What seems most profound to me is that the simplest things in life can bring the greatest pleasure and joy. The ordinary is so extraordinary that it evokes tremendous love and clarity.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

  • Daniel Volz says:

    The Three Jewels

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  • Katherine says:

    I'm amazed by the way the world will show me the way I need to go. Often the decisions I'm faced with aren't easy, and it comes down to whether I will take the true path or the easy path. The true path is usually difficult, but I feel a sense of liberation in staying with what I know to be right.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  • Robert Martin says:

    Being on this planet 45 years (that I remember:)) and just now learning the meaning of love.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm

  • Peter Manzo says:

    The Awareness that to love and be loved is our most profound truth in life.

    All the rest simply story and narrative.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

  • Travis May says:

    What I find most profound is that we ever live at all.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:14 pm

  • Robi Robinson says:

    As humans we have the capacity to wake up to... THAT... which we already and always are. So simple... yet so many beings miss it!

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  • Asia says:

    Ashe, the essence of life, fearlessly reveals confidence and compassion; May all discover the power of this magic.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

  • Lim Min says:

    What I found genuinely, is that happiness, warmth and love are always with us, we can found these easily if we really appreciate what we are. Living with gratefulness and appreciations make our life beauty.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:22 pm

  • Nathan Fong says:

    Rainbows "May the kind eagles bring home
    Every sinew of my body
    To blaze into the rainbows
    That become every beings’ wisdom and love."

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:37 pm

  • Rachel Faro says:

    letting the bottom fall out of the moment into utter groundlessness.

    Posted on January 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm

  • Ute says:

    It's profound to me to just get a tiny glimpse of the idea, that one thing is not more profound than another.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:24 am

  • Jimmy Go says:

    Totality in the Universe!

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:12 am

  • Nikhil says:

    The most profound thing is that life itself is the path with its three magnificent prinicpals of Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmankaya ways. Buddha is the path rather than the goal. There is no goal or nothing to achieve but just a path to be walked with a sense of openness , a sense of play and a sense of discipline and one fine day unknowingly and uninvited we shall experience Buddha-hood .

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:10 am

  • Stefan Carmien says:

    That everything is workable. This is a literal statement,

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:23 am

  • maitri says:

    Gratitude for sublime moments of insight reading dharma books, during meditation, while listening to teachings in retreats, gratitude for having found the Buddhist path so many, many years ago, and that process of the awakening mind is gradually occurring, day by day.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:25 am

  • Sherab Tenzin says:

    Willing to take a walk along the path of awakening right away is the most profound thing for me because already our basic goodness is intact, our great teachers have done their job, and it is us alone who is going to make the difference~

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:26 am

  • Jigme says:

    When I am in touch with my innate nature I can clearly see the inherent goodness of all beings.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:31 am

  • Andy Weiner says:

    What is genuinely profound? The human heart: the capacity to love, to give, to care.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:19 am

  • Peggy S. Baker says:

    Life itself.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:42 am

  • John Higham says:

    I find it profound that life is highly organized and meaningful on every level, from language to atomic structure. One's existence is profound because it is so open, creative and mysterious and interconnected with others.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:05 am

  • George Zarnowski says:

    The realization that there is no good or bad but that everything just IS and that we are part of that what IS.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:11 am

  • Pat O'Shea says:

    What is most profound to me is that if I sit with my fears and anxieties and feel the pain, they lessen. If I try to dstract myself and run from them, they increase.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:34 am

  • Laurie says:

    Our struggle to grasp, clutch and cling to certainty is truly profound.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

  • Brian B. says:

    The ordinary and common path that we tend to make so difficult.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:53 am

  • Lisa Roberge says:

    I am incessantly amazed at how my entire outlook, my entire attitude can be completely shifted by a change in attitude. Even when circumstances seem dire, through mediation and practice I can accept things as they are and even find something to celebrate and be grateful for. I call this Personal Alchemy.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:54 am

  • Billie says:

    A deep and abiding sense of gratitude.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 9:58 am

  • Linda V. Lewis says:

    If I won I would like to donate the 3 volumes to the HSCentre library.) It is most profound to discover that everything is empty, yet realizing this, appearances only become more vivid; and flashing on this emptiness, there are no boundaries, so compassion arises spontaneously.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:12 am

  • Francine Potvin says:

    What I find genuinely profound in life is this amazing journey to get to know our true self which in turns enables us to open our heart to others and truly communicate and be in relation.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:21 am

  • Susan Wilkins says:

    How wonderful to read all of these comments. What strikes me as so profound is that it really seems like we are all here to awaken, that the overall, overarching flow of experience is leading to a beautiful awakening. This helps me to feel that deep goodness that is there, but sometimes hard to see.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:26 am

  • Philippa says:

    The amazing ability of the mind to change, grow, and open to new ideas.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:30 am

  • Michael Eden-Walker says:

    To be alive and aware in every moment and then to contemplate what is, astonishing.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am

  • Keith says:

    the always

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:59 am

  • Antonieta Jerardino says:

    What I find profound in life is to know we can liberate ourselves and become Buddhas, and be able to walk very small steps towards it in daily, ordinary life through kindness, compassion, patience, reflection and and inner connection.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

  • Cheryl says:

    Among the most profound moments I've experienced have been during silent immersion in nature when my thoughts spontaneously cease, a deep still peace envelopes me, and a sense of great vast emptiness fills my entire being - yet at the same time it is a feeling of connection with all that is, so separation ends and I feel as though the energies of those living things in nature and the cosmos flow through me, an odd felling almost like air movement, and they are part of me, and I am also part of all of that. During those times, I empathetically and intimately feel what the tree or bird feels, for example, as though I am that living being, and I see that being respond to my awareness and merge with me in awareness. There is a profound openness and emptiness, yet simultaneously a profound connected awareness, and the luminous spiritual energy of everything becomes visible with the physical eye. There is a deep sense of aware-consciousness that emanates to me from not only nature including the very rocks of the Earth, but even from the cosmos, giving a certain knowing that each of us is not alone, but are intimately one with everything.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:30 am

  • Susi Lippuner says:

    I find our emotional and phsyiological capacity for and to love to be very profound...that we are programmed to receive and give such an amazing energy and against so many odds, so many obscurations. And we can keep coming back to it, by choice and by being opened unexpectedly. It is a truth in life that cannot be denied.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

  • Stephanie Lee says:

    I find surprises, changing one's attitude, and automatic thoughts and actions profound in life.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:38 am

  • Jean-Claude says:

    What is not like swallows genuinely winging by white clouds in the profound sky?.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:42 am

  • Tashi Logan says:

    I am embarassed to admit this but I live in the city and I have a rat problem. Sometimes I feed my dogs on the back porch and their bowl of dog food has attracted rats. This frustrated and angered me so I put out rat traps and poison to get rid of the problem.

    Then early one morning I looked out the window at my backyard swimming pool and there, sitting peacefully on the white pebble concrete framed by the sparkling blue pool water, in the rays of the rising sun, was the silouette of this lone creature carefully washing his face with the cool water. And suddenly I loved him and I loved his life and I loved my life too. And at that moment both of our lives seemed to be one and the same. And I was filled with joy and in answer to your question, this is what I found that to be genuinely profound.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:44 am

  • Catherine says:

    It is profound that we can start over every morning.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 11:53 am

  • Daniel N. says:

    I've been slow to realize this, but what I find genuinely profound in life is that just by sitting and letting be, life begins and continues to unfold.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  • Celeste Budwit-Hunter says:

    Everyday profundity takes my breath away--gestures of kindness; brave souls facing challenges openly; heartbreakingly beautiful mornings; vast skies that hold each precious moment.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

  • vernon e warner jr says:

    i find the simple joy in all things thru the eyes of 18 month niece, the joy she expresses in the most simple of things brings joy to my heart.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm

  • Bas says:

    Profound is my teacher, and his teachers, from the Buddha onwards. Meeting my teacher was meeting the dharma, and this changed my life in an opportunity to integrate what really matters. To me this is care and he really cares.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  • Dylan says:

    I find the extraordinary factors that lead up to consciousness and self-consciousness very profound. The interdependent nature of our consciousness will always astound and push people to find themselves. Life is like a puzzle. We begin with, "Why?" and we have to go about solving it on our own. But that's not always the case! What is really profound about life, is the gathering of like minds to solve this puzzle and laying the ground work for future generations out of their compassion.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  • Susan Reynolds says:

    My Mentor ,Shaman passed peacefully in my arms December. While I miss his physical presence I know that his energy will carry me as long as I need. Peace be with him and in my wounded heart.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm

  • Stuart says:

    That we can change our mind...

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

  • Nilaja Blackmon says:

    self realization

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  • Rick Amy says:

    I find it in-utterable. Physics has divided the particles and sub-particles and non-particles so many ways, yet only energy is suggested as the source. Spiritually the brave have divided the thoughts from non-thought and it is suggested only energy is a source. It is what it IS, and what it also can become, transmutable and profound but ultimately empty of any particularity.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  • Pat Barclay says:

    True profundity can emerge in childhood and old age. In between, not so much.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm

  • Sharon says:

    Looking, seeing without comment is profoundly liberating.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm

  • Linda Saccoccio says:

    Life itself in all it's variety and how we can engage in the moment through seeing. There is limitless potential and ability to transform even when situations may seem static.
    Seeing with all our senses. There is exuberance even in the stillness. By clearly perceiving we are in alignment with the mystery and brilliance of the universe. This is hopeful, this is profound.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  • Damien Green says:

    Being a beginner in Buddhism, I've found the most profound thing in life to be that all of us are capable of enlightenment. It's what keeps me happily sitting day after day.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  • Allen Archer says:

    Life, wisdom, nature, kindness, balance, all working together in my life to reshape my conscious mind seem most profound in my life to me.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  • Enrique Pagan says:

    I find genuine in life the pain inside me and the compassion i feel towards a friend and he`s wife when i face them to give my condolences for losing a young twenty years old daughter whom have grown with my two daughters and i have witness grow since a baby. Very genuine pain,could not fake it if i wanted to.May they find peace and she a propicious rebirth.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:32 pm

  • Bev Anderson says:

    What is profound to me in life is how minding my own business, giving love and kindness, listening, letting go of expectations, fears and wanting; and knowing what truly matters, brings peace, freedom and joy to my life.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:37 pm

  • Jenn says:

    I can find moments of profundity when I am still and let expansive spaciousness in and then I see how the stilling of my mind can have an effect on how I treat and react to others around me.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 3:46 pm

  • Rick Sargent says:

    Having this set would bring a renewed faith and motivation to practice the Dharma. It would be as if Avalokitesvara himsef were looking down on me with his eyes of pure compassion and letting me know without doubt this is the right path to be on. It would be a great tool to have to prepare myself to benefit all sentient beings for the great enlightenment. Thank you for the opportunity to be considered for this great wealth.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  • Robert says:

    Practicing sitting meditation with others

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  • Craig Thomas says:

    I find profundity in choice. In that there is no right or wrong answer. Choices provide their own answers.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  • Andrew Safer says:

    Interdependence, beyond the subject-object view, and the fact that this can't be grasped.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 7:59 pm

  • Rima Sala says:

    witnessing the suffering of all beings, breathing this truth into oneself and vowing to free them of suffering.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:03 pm

  • D says:

    The teachings of Chogyam Trungpa are surely profound!

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  • Glen Wenham says:

    The Oneness the waits patiently behind the veil of this material realm, that is found within the space between thoughts and words and dreams and moon beams and the suns rays. The very profound essence of all that is profound, our lives.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

  • Susan says:

    I find the ability of my brain to fight and pull itself in different directions profound.

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

  • Elisabeth gold says:

    The wordlessness of music,
    and
    Real compassion which is open, uncontrived,
    Connection and honesty,so rare

    Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  • Brad Fisher says:

    Every moment of my life I am profoundly awed and moved by our daughter who has a terminal illness. Our daughter's condition is such that she can barely move yet her intelligence is expansive. Her personality, aura, agni, neshema shines out from her physical body. You would think a child such as this would wish she could run and do things other children could do but when she throws a penny in a fountain she wishes for toys she can't even play with. I'm profoundly moved by the knowledge that we are so much more than what we see. We are more than our bodies we are consciousness through and through. It's in this consciousness that all humans are connected and love binds us all together. Life itself is profound and i'm thankful for every breath.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:19 am

  • Kathy Nicola says:

    The answer my then-92-year-old-grandmother gave to my then-48-year-old self, when I asked her what she thought was the most important thing in life: Never give up.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:24 am

  • Ilga Stoeppler says:

    The boundless love I feel reading what other people posted here. The wonder of life. Nature - all of it and in every sense. The beyond and human fascination with it.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

  • Lynn Souiedan says:

    It is in trhe simple, quiet moments when I am not thinking, talking, even listening; when I forget myself and slip into the moment and become all that surounds me, I then realise how sacred and profound life is.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:25 am

  • Helen says:

    All life is part of universal mind, which means that I am part of universal mind. My sense of isolation is an illusion. What a deep comfort this is.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:47 am

  • Rubem Neto says:

    The paradox and duality permeated in all aspects of our journey and relationship with everyone and everything.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 5:15 am

  • marion rae says:

    That there are people with understanding and knowledge enough to free them from their own pain, who choose to stay in contact with us, share their knowledge, support us to overcome our illusions and break through our blocked understanding. That deeply and profoundly moves me.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 6:07 am

  • Glenys Hargreave says:

    I find it profound when I catch myself when having areaction and decide to not react but be compassionate insteadbecause the feeling that then comes flooding inshows me that this is the person I want to be.A compassionate one.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 7:19 am

  • may says:

    unconditional love and acceptance

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

  • Linda Caruso says:

    How sacred goodness is available to everyone in every moment.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:02 am

  • Barbara Weaner says:

    Not one, not two.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

  • Robbie says:

    The inevitable and beautiful changes that life brings. The better I can learn to rest upon that groundlessness, the more fulfilled I believe I will be.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

  • Manuel Garza says:

    What I find profound in life is when we recognize the capacity we have for awakening everyday.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 11:23 am

  • Michael Collier says:

    Howdy! So I love to look at things. Sight. And sounds. Also, the ability to breathe and dream. Lately I've been enjoying heat and warmth while it lasts more then usual as the cold has set in.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

  • Evelyn Hillier says:

    The cultivation of compassion for all sentient beings and living things. Being creative and giving away my work. Sharing a Buddhist viewpoint of life to help others.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 2:16 pm

  • Amy Christensen says:

    I find the relationship of humans and their companion animals very profound. Here are two species separated by different languages and yet symbiotically both learn to create a shared new language to communicate, take care of each others needs, and generally offer love to each other. It must be on a spirit level that deep down each being can recognize the specialness of their person or animal and share this primal connection.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:09 pm

  • Phyllis Solar says:

    I find it profound that we are all interconnected.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  • Annamaria Legnini says:

    What I find profound in life is the miracle everytime a baby is born, unconditional love, the healing power of nature, random acts of kindness and spontaneous laughter to name a few.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:42 pm

  • Lisa Rodriguez says:

    The most profound thing to me in life is our capacity to learn and change no matter how old we get. We just have to make sure we don't ever close our minds.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm

  • Scott Passin says:

    This precious human birth, that each of us attained, and as if that was not profound enough, we also came to find the dharma. As improbable as a rarely surfacing sea tortoise to poke its head up through a floating golden yoke.

    Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:15 pm

  • Heather Joy Freeborn says:

    All of it . I love the wholenss of life.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 1:03 am

  • Daniel says:

    How does one continue with out giving birth to offspring...

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 8:52 am

  • Connie Hurst says:

    . . . to realize that we all have the Buddha Nature inside us. We only need to wake-up.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 11:58 am

  • Janus Bæksted Jensen says:

    To me the great mandala of nature, as it is approachable in it's pureness in Lapland, Scandinavia, holds for me a lot of profundity and drala-mystery :) And the old Same faith still practised in these areas, have a strong connection to Shambhala (and to the Christ-principle, interestingly).

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm

  • Lisa Katter-Jackson says:

    What I find profound is the great evolving, constantly changing beauty of the natural world - in every moment. In the mist, in the wind, in the fragrance of flowers, glistening of dew, the rhythms of rain and storm. And that, in all those seconds, minutes and all elements of time - there is a perpetual dance of such radiance it takes my breath away. And I am of it and it is of me. I am very grateful for the gift of being aware of it.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

  • Danni says:

    Having the courage to be compassionate.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  • Greg says:

    If we carefully examine the lives of the Mystics of the world we can usually find a central event which can be called "Psychological Death". In the Eastern Traditions this is often known as "Enlightenment". It is utterly and profoundly transformative. Being a very spiritually immature people most of us will not pass thru this most profound event possible but the Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism tell us we all will have a further chance in our after death transit. How profoundly generous is the Awareness that is at the core of all creation... "Aum Mani Padme Hum"

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  • Yuna Flewin says:

    An element of surprise in one's experience. Pain turning into attunement to a silent well of passionate creativity, a friendly chat leading to a life-long career, a tiresome chore invigorated by a sight of an early morning fog over the cityscape... every moment of our lives contain tremendous opportunity to experience the magic of drala.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

  • nancy kardon says:

    Discovering the extraordinary in the ordinary.
    Tathagatagarba!

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  • Stan says:

    Breath is the gate to the path. And it's the exit.

    Posted on February 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

  • dzogchungpa says:

    I find books published by Shambhala Publications genuinely profound.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 12:07 am

  • David Hagan says:

    I find the fact that all of us are so close to the same view of life that I can feel it the most profound realization I can think of! People all over the world are moving in a direction of unification as surely as the river moves slowly towards the sea. The evolution of awareness.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 1:12 am

  • Judy Wenham says:

    The happiness and peace I experience from living in the moment and enjoying the beauty of the simple things in every day . It is profound to me that I have learned to no longer hurry through life. I am a better person to myself and all those around me because if this.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 9:30 am

  • Margaret Gohn says:

    Connections -> to each other - to the earth - to the universe - to energy.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

  • Melanie Rowell says:

    I find man's infinite capacity for learning profound. The cycle of life is profound. Earth and its whole biosphere, dependent on each link in a chain of life that we barely know the extent of it's length, breadth, depth or height is profound and thought provoking.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 5:30 pm

  • Yuna Flewin says:

    An element of surprise in one's experience in the mundane. Pain turning into a well of silent passion toward transcendence, an innocent and friendly chat leading to a life-long career, waking up to a mystic morning fog covering over the cityscape... each moment of our lives if our senses are open we are a witness to the magical plays the dralas take the centre stage.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 7:30 pm

  • Shawna says:

    A child's wonder.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

  • Mary M. says:

    I am moved by the light in every darkness, the existence in all that is of all that is not.

    Posted on February 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

  • Yulia says:

    I find moments when I am totally absorbed by my breath and sensations inside of my body genuinely profound. A realization that I am not a driver of my life and everything is unfolding in a perfectly divine order is very profound.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:36 am

  • Sean Mitchell says:

    I find it most profound that we have been given this precious human life to learn spiritual lessons, to awaken and ultimately to be of service to others...which all changes when you get an understanding of nonduality.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  • Krystle Wong says:

    The capacity to realise it's not about the mark you want to leave in this world, but the mark you allow the world to leave on you.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  • nancy says:

    I find it profound to consider that these bags of chemicals (us!) are able to contemplate eternity; feel joy and sorrow; and ask, “Why am I here?” and be okay with the anwer, "No real reason."

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm

  • Sue Lesser says:

    unspeakable love for others

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:43 pm

  • Ben says:

    Cats. Find me something more profound, I dare you.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm

  • Gary Ness says:

    What I find profound is that one can aspire to a great spiritual goal without craving it to the extent that their success or failure defines their joy or sorrow. The goal that one seeks may not be driven by greed... In essence, the path is truly the goal.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  • Susan says:

    How life blossoms

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 7:22 pm

  • Stephen Archibald says:

    Trungpa was my very first teacher in the 1970's.
    There was always a sense of foundation foundation foundation. He taught me to always start my spiritual practice with joy. Especialy if you are terminally I'll.
    So, being terminally I'll with 18 to 24 months, I ave a joy to redo my favorite VAJRAYANA 100 syllable mantra again this June, 500,000 to one million if IT am blessed to be able. What a beautiful gift you are offering to whomsoever wins! Hara Hara Tutara.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm

  • Janelle Youn says:

    Mother Earth

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  • Shirley Lewis says:

    What is profound to me is profound to all sentient beings. The breath of life, in all its profundity is, ...just is. The whole mystical experience is in its vapour. What more is there...

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

  • Nan Weinhold says:

    What was once ordinary I now find magical and very profound. I experience the world as a chid, learning about life even in the smallest blade of grass. If you've ever seen a microscopic view, you will discover too, that it smiles .

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

  • rc pickering says:

    our breath can be the vehicle to our awakening in this life: it's that simple.

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm

  • Mike says:

    Where did all the time go?

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

  • Daniel McGill says:

    that the path of compassion connects all sentient beings across the universe in a dance of love

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  • Francis Rehill says:

    Profound is a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, a flickering candle, a phantom, a dream - from the Diamond Sutra. That we can persist in this work - falling down, getting up, falling down again, getting up again. Take refuge, again, and we are always welcomed, embraced in love, Shantia, shantia, shanti

    Posted on February 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  • Lynn Olechnowicz says:

    Every moment in samsara is saturated not only with smallness and suffering but also with the perfection, clarity, and openness of nirvana.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:06 am

  • Andris Medins says:

    I find genuinely profound in life the holy Dharma,the way of practising Compassion and Wisdom.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:08 am

  • Danny Reynolds says:

    I find that the Dharma to be genuinaly profound .To study, learn, and love it as the gift that it is.Apply it to ones life and to share it`s knowledge with others as we walk on this path called life.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:58 am

  • Donna Nelson says:

    In this lifetime to be fortunate enough to ascertain the profound teachings of Buddhism.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:00 am

  • Dan says:

    I find it profound that there is an ocean of Dharma to counter an ocean of samsara. I find that there is a much greater interdependence within the Dharma itself than one's imagination can summon.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:32 am

  • Marcel says:

    Nothing and everything.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:56 am

  • Konchog Drolkar Pema Saldron Choying Lhamo says:

    What I find most profound in life is our capacity for ignorance and the expression of love within the limitless nature of being. One ground, two paths.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:04 am

  • P.W. says:

    the beauty of a starry night...

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:20 am

  • catriona says:

    That "I am" a Buddha ! WOW !

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

  • Jordana says:

    What you find genuinely profound in life?
    Uf! Many things, but now at my age, I think something really genuine and deep in life is the ability to accept others unconditionally, not just have to love, but you have to remove from your mind the rejection, and embrace all that is within and without us.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

  • Catherine Slocock says:

    The fact that the limitless love and limitless compassion and limitless wisdom at the heart of it all, are already there in my heart and all hearts. We've simply got to rediscover it. And yet we sleepwalk for lifetimes. May the journey home be swift and true, for all of us!

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

  • Brian says:

    Just being, beyond words...

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:50 am

  • armand huet de grenier says:

    profoundly ecstatic in the presence of 570 profoundly ecstatics ... <;-)

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

  • Devon Haire says:

    I want to learn what life is about and why I'm here!

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:00 am

  • John Reacroft says:

    "Things are not what they seem, nor are they otherwise." Buddha.

    Nothing is what it seems to be, but still everything has a reality. I find it profound to see how different realities all have some validity, but only in relation to something else.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

  • Peter Olin says:

    When in solitude, in the midst of nature, one takes care of just the minimal activities of chopping wood, cooking, eating, sleeping, resting and observing there is a sense of simple ordinariness naturally presenting itself.

    This ordinariness continues to make a very profound impression on me.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:21 am

  • Leslie Baker says:

    To me, nothing is profound...
    Yet all impressions are miraculous...

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

  • Regina Kennedy says:

    It is so unbelievably profound that the Buddha taught and still continues to teach and that he cleared the path that helps each and every one of us to awaken, if we choose,from an almost state of trance or sleep. We awaken to our true nature, our Buddha nature, that of love, compassion, wisdom, and kindness. My gratitude and love to Lord Buddha for his wisdom and generosity to share this with all. The path is there, just take a step onto it..and find the truth.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

  • Harmony S says:

    The realization that resistance or aversion towards pain increases its grip upon one's consciousness (or one's consciousness's grip upon it), continues to be a profound reminder for increasing moment to moment freedom from dukkha. This was elegantly expressed in the Buddha's metaphor of the double arrow.
    May all beings be free from suffering.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

  • Raquel says:

    That wisdom and knowing are membranes to beingness. And that grace is everything.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:08 am

  • Linda says:

    Surrendering the conventional self to the fires of transcendence, experiencing all obstructions burned away to reveal the indestructible gem, the enlightened state--bodhicitta--mind indistinguishable from the guru's mind. Could there be any greater love than this?

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

  • Vincent says:

    It is a brief smile that can free instantly the hatred trapped in your anger and will leave you with an incredible (loving) energy... ;)

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

  • julia carbo says:

    loving mingfulness

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

  • Teresa Spicer says:

    The most profound thing to me is the most simple: that the present moment is all we have.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • neen martin says:

    Every single thing that I perceive, and especially the fact that I am able to perceive it at all....That's profound!

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

  • Matt Edwards says:

    socks.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

  • Linda Maruta says:

    What I find profound is how each day is an opportunity to cheer up.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

  • Gordon R. Steele says:

    "It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
    No, really I think just living my life in a way that enables me to see the beauty in all things and learning more about myself in this life.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

  • Karin Pfluger says:

    I am moved by realizing that thousands upon thousands of helping hands brought me here. I would not be here without them. The immensity of our interconnection is profound to me.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

  • Nicole Beare says:

    The resilience of the spirit is that which is most profound in life for me. I am profoundly moved by humans and animals who can overcome and rise above the negative circumstances in their lives to give back to the world and improve the lives of others through acts of compassion.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:53 am

  • Amparo says:

    Forgiveness for ourselves and others, which allows for greater love and compassion in this human existence.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Lucy Barber says:

    ...each breath, each heartbeat, each sunrise, each wave...for starters...and all that I cannot fully comprehend.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

  • G. Laws says:

    Like an empty fruit-bowl on a crowded table

    Morning announces itself
    at the edge of my consciousness with
    faded pink and chilled blue silences.

    I can feel the walls and the headboard.
    Without awareness of touching,
    my body understands this place.

    Mist roll through my mind
    alternating with fading awareness
    and a physical sense of being.

    Without quite focusing there is only colors
    and the feeling of sounds on my skin.
    My attention expands.

    I am carried away by a process.
    Between consciousness, imagination, and existence
    there is no contradiction, no division.
    The present is intensified as it unravels.

    And like falling into a cold bath,
    I see clearly the door slowly swing
    and let in all my fears, passions, and loves,
    and a boy with eyes not quite opened
    summoning a tentative smile.

    Without hesitation, all that I am,
    or could have been, rises
    and with heavy arms I lift him
    in that other absolute understanding.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

  • Janet Saylor says:

    The compassionate amplifying power of pure awareness -- its ability to take a kind intention and set it free to truly be of benefit, true and helpful.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:04 am

  • Blayne Nakasone says:

    Most profound in life is this time, this second right now, this day that everyone in this world; even in this karmic suffering world yet there is infinite compassion endlessly surrounding everyone and everything in our daily life's.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • John Elbare says:

    For me, the most profound aspect of life is life itself. The life energy in us and around us is the most amazing thing. From my dog's deep brown eyes to the ducks waddling in the back yard, I am constantly amazed at the web of life -- sometimes realizing that I am a little part of it -- a little part that can somehow look out and see it all. Life is how the universe sees itself and I am part of the marvelous process.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

  • Bob Doonan says:

    That my suffering mostly results from my fears and expectations and attachments. And that by observing and witnessing them and understanding they are my creation I can find peace and comfort.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

  • Matthew Pribyl says:

    Often I hear those profound, philosophical questions like: Why is there evil on this Earth? Why does God (or any higher power) let people suffer? Why cancer? Why disease? Questions like these go on and on.

    a big part of my suffering has been my resistance to the suffering that naturally happens in life. As I have began to divulge in Buddhism, I have realized how important it is not to try to avoid suffering but to open up to it, to accept it and learn from it.

    Without suffering, we would not know what happiness and we would not be able to truly enjoy happiness for what it is without suffering. Thats why I find truly profound in life. Everything has balance, you see it everywhere. Day and night. Men and women. Light and darkness. Happiness and suffering, life and death. Everything is connected, everything is balanced. We can not have one without the other. Contemplating this helps me open to the suffering in my life.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Aaron Bihari says:

    I find every one of the comments I've read here wonderfully profound.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

  • Shannon van Staden says:

    Profound is realising that through genuine committment to study and practice of the dharma you can see the wonder in everyone and the world. That for me is the profoundness and meaning of life.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

  • Jenny Hannah says:

    What do I find truly profound in life? Human beings. That right now we are contemplating the profundity of life.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

  • Jocelyn says:

    The moments when I am sitting with my husband and son, doing nothing in particular and feel this deep, resonating sense of peace and connection

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:55 am

  • Pam Brisjar says:

    Life itself.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  • Jonathan Booth says:

    I am constantly humbled and awed by human compassion shown in everyday situations by all manner of people.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm

  • ellis widner says:

    we are buddha, truly one and inseparable.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

  • Brad Hoffman says:

    resting in ordinary mind

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm

  • Richard says:

    Gratitude and appreciation, for as many people, situations and events a possible.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

  • Barbara Egan says:

    beauty, laughter, whatever and whomever I really pay attention to.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  • Ann M Derleth says:

    That we are held captive by our mind,until we know we are not.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:10 pm

  • Eric Laufe says:

    The nature of mind.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:24 pm

  • Sang-gye says:

    awareness.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm

  • Robert F. says:

    Sky, earth, water and wind; mountains, plants, animals; and all the relationships with other people both pleasant and unpleasant.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  • Riyi Gyalpo says:

    Whatever it is that my heart seeks.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  • Deborah Marchant says:

    What is truly profound to me are humans agreeing on something wise without putting up a fight, and especially agreeing on having and protecting a way of life like Democracy.

    Agreeing on Democracy makes it possible to even freely read and contribute our thoughts to blogs like this one. In a Democracy we can freely share and read and listen to other's viewpoints and ideas without fear.

    It is because of the trust and generousity of Democracy that we can learn more about ourselves and become wiser. As a result, we have the freedom to reach conclusions, or learn more, or change our minds, or vote in ways that are profound or wise, and that have a better chance of benefiting us all.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  • pablonia says:

    What i find profound in life is those not too frequent moments when you are totally in the present and you realize that everything is perfect just because it happens, that there is nothing lacking, nothing to be done, nothing to hold back or to push away, total and joyful relaxation and restfulness!

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  • Manuel Perry says:

    The Light of Life

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  • Mary N says:

    The Precious Teachings

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm

  • Adriana says:

    What I find genuinely profound about life is that we are all in search of peace and yet we all must discover a different path to it. This leads to billions of billions of path that could lead to peace. Truly that is something very interesting there.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:08 pm

  • Jason Schindler says:

    The profundity of it all is thusly. Love, the interplay of energies that constantly create the appearance of so much stuff, and yet is so supremely empty in form. Paradoxes of mind and matter. The life, the dreams, the awareness and the action. All, deeply profound.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  • Wat Stearns says:

    The emptiness is showing me something that so far seems to mean that my being and my thoughts spring from the same place, and do and do not depend on each other, while they are and are not the same.

    P.S. My favorite zen anecdote: The master was beset by two overly eager students, and one day admonished them: "Why do you want to be enlightened so badly, you might not like it!"

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:32 pm

  • Ross says:

    Life itself! Then, of course, there's death.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  • Srđan says:

    silence is profound :)

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

  • Dennis Battler says:

    The boundless, unselfish love of animals towards all and especially to humans is the most profound experience I've had, from my experience in work with animals and communications they've shared and they sacrifices they make from that love.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 6:57 pm

  • John M says:

    Listen to and appreciate other people.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  • Virginia says:

    Life itself. Its fragility, its strengths, its beauty.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm

  • Molly Weigel says:

    I find the fullness and emptiness of working with clients as a new therapist profound.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

  • Angela Terga says:

    I find detachment to be most profound for with it comes the end of suffering and true happiness, freedom, and nonduality. I am still stuck in the cycle of life and death from which i feel there is no escape for me if i don't trascend and really learn, really detach. But once I do I wonder if i will have feelings like I do now, and if i will feel like an observer of life rather than a participant or participate only as a detached member of humanity. i would like to learn moreabout the four noble truths.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:07 pm

  • Gay Cady says:

    Dissolving into no I during meditation, with a sense of loving kindness or gratitude.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

  • Barbara Hebert says:

    I find birth, death and all that goes on in between to be genuinely profound.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

  • donna says:

    the practice of patience brings torture and triumph.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

  • Denmo Ibrahim says:

    I find the body profound. I find the breath profound. I find this moment profound.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

  • Lawrence F says:

    At this time in my life I am coping with painful chronic disability, pendind divorce and financial insecurity. What I find profound is whatever force exists that powers the will to go on and seek contentment.

    Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  • Greg Lewis says:

    The Guru, He who brings light to darkness, is a great profundity and the gift of Grace in the midst of life. As my Master says, "the Guru is like sunlight in the morning"...He awakens you!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:34 am

  • Teun van Oosterhoudt says:

    Myabe it is genuinely profound that we cannot point to any single aspect being inherently profound - it all can be, it all is. For me, mental suffering is profound as it reminds me again and again at the way of the buddha, the heart of the matter.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:33 am

  • Rosanna D'Urso says:

    the possibility to be free

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 5:47 am

  • Suzanne says:

    Life is profound.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:02 am

  • Melissa Van says:

    the fundamentally compassionate quality of awake.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:45 am

  • Steve Hallmark says:

    ....That everything that is possible occurs somewhere, somewhen and that paying profound attention expands the circle of possibility

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

  • Susan says:

    Being, a genuine human being

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:24 am

  • Irv Kirschbaum says:

    ...the longing and ability to contemplate life's profundity.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:42 am

  • Patricia says:

    Love

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

  • Nancy B says:

    The gift of sharing with all living things on this planet!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

  • michele says:

    When experiencing difficulties in life, I contemplate the preciousness of a human birth free and well favored. I feel a profound amount of gratitude that propels me forward.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

  • Gyurme Jao says:

    The situation of being able to relate from open, broken heart to other people, animals, plants, the earth, the universe.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Sylvie Sills says:

    Profound is our ability... since we CAN get out of samsara!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  • Deborah Borden says:

    The infinite totality of all is here and now - That is profound!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

  • jithu says:

    the relentless search for meaning in life

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm

  • Paul Hefferon says:

    Through all the sorrows and confusion of this life the sun is always present to illuminate our path.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

  • Bill Grindle says:

    Life

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  • Sophie Small says:

    Nature's arms, open to all. and endless patience.
    everything will be okay in the end. if it's not okay, it's not the end!
    love and light!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  • Marie-Paule says:

    Looking truly to a tree.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  • Michael says:

    The love of my children

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:21 pm

  • Michael Ballantyne says:

    Glimpses of enlightened understanding encourage human beings to abide in faith, gradually let go of resistance and become ready for Truth.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

  • Phil Loveless says:

    The most profound realization to me is knowing that my mind ,body, personality, and ego, are only temporary. And that my soul and its essential energy are eternal. Being aware of the witnessing consciousness within me that knows this is real peace of mind!

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm

  • nora reza says:

    What i find genuinely profound is my grandchild learning to roll over, and smiling with joy at this accomplishment.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:27 am

  • maggie says:

    Truly a walk on a groundless journey.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

  • maggie says:

    A deep, deep breath.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:52 am

  • jb says:

    the magic of each breath

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:34 am

  • dee magra says:

    what I see as profound is that the nature of mind is untainted and always with us.x

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 4:36 am

  • Donna Ives-Kimpel says:

    The overflowing love and trust of a young child.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

  • Paul Nadeau says:

    What i find absolutely profond in life, it's any manifestation of compassion wich come with love.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 8:51 am

  • Ted Tassos says:

    I never felt comfortable with Western 'Certaintism'. I always preferred the 'thin ice" of reality.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

  • Bryan Nowak says:

    Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's teachings.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

  • Greg Wilson says:

    Breathing.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

  • Cheryl Wagner says:

    M.O.E. Mystery of Existence,
    Mother of Everyone.
    Mirth on Earth
    Mindfullness or emotionalism

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

  • Richard D Mabb says:

    There really isn't anything profound in this life at all... There is simply an unending evolution of spirituality in this present moment. Lack of awareness and disregard for the collective unconscious merely twists our perception of that which has been here all along...

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:13 am

  • John Turnbull says:

    That children can enter meditative presence so readily and, to this extent, that children are my teachers.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:56 am

  • Linda says:

    life--path
    uncertainty--patience
    groundlessness--selflessness
    confusion--wisdom
    meditation--clarity

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:14 am

  • Roland Cohen says:

    For me what is most profound in life, beyond expressing in words, is my relationship with an authentic guru. "The ground is the guru, the path is the guru and the fruition is the guru." The guru's blessing enables me to connect with the living quality of the teachings I study and the path I tread. It awakens me beyond my conceptual mind. Then, there can be depth and intimacy in all aspects of everyday life. The profundity of life is discovered in each awake moment thanks to connecting with the wisdom mind of the authentic guru, which is ultimately no different than my wisdom mind.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

  • Eric McEuen says:

    One of the things I find most profound is a sense of interconnection. Not merely the mental idea that all life is connected, or we are all joined in one soul -- but the felt knowledge, through contemplation and insight, that this is true.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:25 am

  • Suchitra says:

    Our connection with the Buddha mind, which is ever present in each sentient being, that is truly a profound truth!!

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

  • Marc Fairgray says:

    Learning and living the dharma through daily practice, patience and experience with everything. Most of all allowing myself to feel and just be.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

  • s. says:

    Nodding my head as if in understanding, and with the best of intentions, the falling back into the old habit/mindless action.....sometimes we just need reminders. This is what these teaching offer to me.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:33 am

  • remi says:

    Profond est le gouffre que l'on passe par le pont de l'épée a l'instar de Lancelot ... un autre artisan de la voie du guerrier !!!

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

  • Karma Tarchin says:

    Waking up each day finding this precious human body, this consciousness is a gift.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

  • Scott Johnson says:

    That my nature is pure luminescent awareness and yet I still spend most of my time mistakenly believing myself to be Scott Johnson

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:42 am

  • Anton Winzer says:

    To be authentic, to be ok with myself and helping others out of that.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:49 am

  • Kevin Jackson says:

    What a blessed publication. I want to say so many things, but in scrolling down I saw that I wasn't the only one that would benefit from this 3 vol. set. So many sentient beings grasping for the profound wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa. May all beings be profoundly changed by this wisdom. Ki Ki So So.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:54 am

  • Dave Battler says:

    OM

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

  • Yves Cormier says:

    Basic goodness and lovingkindness

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  • liisa lugus says:

    The natural world is one of the great teachers of dharma.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  • Marie Pinho says:

    What I find is most profound is the beauty that is inherent in life itself. Life is beautiful. The more I see of life, in all forms, is a teaching of this truth.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  • Dee Levy says:

    the kindness and care that I find in humans and animals and I guess other sentient beings that I do not know about.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  • Jean Pumplin says:

    The grace and power of being alone/loneliness. It is so raw and beautiful, encompasses everything.....

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm

  • Rainy says:

    Being able to and walking the path of Dharma every day with the blessings of my accomplished teacher who is the personification of the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  • Mark Miller says:

    Experiencing our experiences as they happen.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

  • Jenny says:

    The process of resolving the seemingly opposites of bliss and blasphemy

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  • Mark Miller says:

    The ability to attend to our experiences in the moment.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm

  • Ellie Austin says:

    The most profound in life is being loved.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

  • liam says:

    I can plant a seed (causes & conditions) and then something magical happens, and then a plant grows.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  • Wendy Hall says:

    A sense of connection evoked by a deep and utter understanding between the speaker and myself, is how I perceive genuine profundity. Simple words (and a speaker that I would have least expected to say something profound) made the words 'life is so fragile' ,seem extremely profound.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  • Dea says:

    it's never too late

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

  • Emily says:

    the opportinity to be here

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  • Brian says:

    I Am

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  • Jose says:

    The depths of basic goodness are profound. How simple and expansive is the dharma.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:22 pm

  • JR says:

    also ... the simple act of a true smile in the eyes of another and how that dissolves everything else.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  • gael bage says:

    enormous gratitude for all that is - it fills me to the brim with love and compassion

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

  • Bill Tautz says:

    Happiness comes about not through selfishness but through its opposite--loving kindness and compassion. Wisdom comes about not through grasping things and ideas but through letting go. Only a Buddha could have penetrated so deeply into the real nature of things, turning our worldly views on their heads and showing us the path to real wisdom and happiness.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

  • Laurette says:

    No matter what happens, the sun rises and sets, creating each new day. Nothing else is permanent or everlasting, just this ebb and flow of energy, whether we exist or not.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  • Guenevere says:

    Breath

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm

  • Craig Adams says:

    The experience of what is genuinely profound is always beyond words, but words can certainly provoke it. Dancing to my favorite song by Dido always provokes it for me.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  • Kathleen Malone says:

    That LOVE exists regardless of the situation.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  • scott kennedy says:

    Rinpoche is like the needle in my compass on the vast ocean

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  • Becky says:

    The ability to see something one way one day, and then a completely different way the next.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:55 pm

  • Wolf van Lieshout says:

    to love whatever comes onto our path, even if we hate it.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  • joan whitacre says:

    The embodiment of the profound in the ordinary, the simple, the momentary.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  • Lynn olechnowicz says:

    The perfectly itself quality of every moment.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

  • Susana Duarte says:

    That there is Magic all around us.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

  • Ted Faris says:

    The capacity for awareness of awareness of the luminous and empty nature of mind and the compassion that arises from that understanding.

    Posted on February 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

  • Valeria Ramazanova says:

    Life is the greatest mystery. Just the ability to see, feel, smell, touch, hear is priceless. We often forget about how simple life is, how wise it is and full of love and beauty... We have a voice to sing life, body to dance it, mind to integrate all the parts into the whole poetic picturesque landscape of existence.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:15 am

  • Scott Byrnes says:

    The wish to remove the 2 obscurations in their entirety, in order to remove 'all' the suffering of 'all' our precious mother beings.
    Is there anything more profound? :)

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:56 am

  • Christine says:

    Having this precious human life is very profound and it's even more profund to meet Buddha dharma and pracitising Buddha dharma, especially tantra.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 8:14 am

  • Kara says:

    Acceptance in life....accepting this moment, no matter what comes up!

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:07 am

  • Melissa says:

    What is genuinely profound in life is the kindness of others. From the colleague who offers an ear and a soft smile during difficult times to the strangers who push a car stuck in the snow. Bodhisattva activity is everywhere.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:47 am

  • hannah althaus says:

    a genuine warm hug!

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 11:47 am

  • Anna Kay says:

    Profound moments are
    The completely silent mind
    Rare to behold; much work to refine
    When each breath is deep
    And you're not asleep
    But everything feels like a dream
    Reality melts, merging into One
    Namaste as they say
    There is only One

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:49 pm

  • AshDog says:

    In my experience of being alive on this planet, I find nature truly profound and perfect.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm

  • Dana says:

    For me...I've always appreciated Thoreau's writing's, especially his quote of "Simplify, simplify." But to finally truly find yourself in the place where you can start to practice it mindfully in all things...that has made a profound impact on my life.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  • Drew says:

    Mind-stopping moments of interpersonal connection. Also, a blank piece of paper, soon to be inked.

    Posted on February 8, 2013 at 9:37 pm

  • Ariana Saraha says:

    Love.

    Posted on February 9, 2013 at 1:20 am

  • Ian Yari Hackett says:

    The Dharma, and Alaya - true source of wisdom, looking deeply and service to life.

    Posted on February 9, 2013 at 6:35 am

  • marion rae says:

    I find it profound how the awareness, connections and flow of information have such an effect, rippling out and creating the future in ways we don't yet see or understand until we get there...and how the practice creates changes in that future. I find it profound how deeply I am moved and changed and then in turn my changes flow on, affect and reach other people, having been moved and affected by your work, your changes.

    Posted on February 9, 2013 at 7:46 am

  • Jessica says:

    It is profound to let go of "me," and see the whole, beautiful world emerge where there was once only limitation.

    Posted on February 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

  • Linda Barone says:

    The continual evolution of the dharma through practice & meditation under the blessings of the masters.

    Posted on February 9, 2013 at 11:44 am

  • Sergey Dudko (Lama Pema Dudul) says:

    Genuinely profound in life is just to be here and now, totally and truly present.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

  • Emma Windsor says:

    Everything :)

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

  • Karma Thinlay Thome says:

    The idea that i and no body else is the one who decides my destiny, the idea of quieting my mind and looking around to see what is in there, to awaken the profound Buddha nature within me is the most profound reality i could ever dream of.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

  • tito del amo says:

    to have found my teacher, dzongsar khyentse rinpoche

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm

  • Crystal Elsman says:

    Being present and spending time with my daughter.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  • david says:

    What do I find genuinely profound? true wisdom, the teachers of that and their followers, their understanding, love, compassion, depth of knowledge, patience and sense of responsibility and joy in relating to all their mother sentient beings relatives.
    may all sentient beings have love and its cause etc.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

  • Ra La says:

    The fact that we're one with the universe, a living part of the cosmos. All experiences we have are a reflection of ourselves.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  • Lani Feinberg-Rowe says:

    today, i found fear profound and wrote this poem (thank you for this contest):

    Deep vibrating abyss
    I did not recognize you as fear

    I did not recognize you as fear
    Because your power has the births of many stars in its belly
    Monstrous light breaking the ribcage
    But there is no blood here
    Monstrous because of your bigness, your unknowability, your vast space
    My body splitting atoms in your wake
    But there is no blood here

    Trying to contain you, you simply moved larger
    A vast conspiracy of the solar plexus
    Radiating like sun spots on sand
    My breath falling into shallow waters
    Not wanting to disturb the sleeping giant
    But even in breath’s absence you rise
    Oh underbelly of emptiness

    I did not recognize you as fear
    Like oceans you carry deep sea calm
    A temperance of waves
    A depth beyond the Dreaming
    Creation inchoate

    - LFR 2013

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  • Aurora says:

    Our ability to love, the fear that blocks us and all the space in the intricate dance in between.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm

  • colin mcnally says:

    the opportunity to grow with each day; tear through the dogmas of mankind, and those that lie within us; and the chance to spread our eternal flame with those who are cold, and weary.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

  • Brett says:

    A seed.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

  • Adam Gurvitch says:

    The reservoir of sweetness and creativity that rests beneath anger and fear.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

  • Chris Wagner says:

    how miraculous this short time here is

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  • Namgay Choden says:

    always trying to find a middle path, never doing less or more

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  • Willa Keizer says:

    Losar Tashi Delek! I am so happy that you are publishing this precious trilogy!

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  • Willa Keizer says:

    The blessings of our precious teachers are the most profound.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

  • Tycho van der Reijden says:

    What is truly profound is life itself. Every manifestation of life is an expression of unqualified conscioussness. So the question is not what is genuinely profound IN ilife, but rather what is genuinely profound OF life. Life is its own profundity, just as awareness and every perception. This, this and this! Now, now and now! That is the true wonder, joy and meaning of life. There is no separation between surface and depth, high or low, profane and spiritual. It only has to be lived, loved and laughed.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  • Mike Keller says:

    His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Karma Lodrö Chökyi Senge: While you are listening to teachings you are developing the knowledge that arises from hearing. If you don’t forget the teachings and reflect them later, then you are developing the knowledge that arises from contemplation. Should you only hear the instructions and forget them, knowledge would not be. You engage in practice by using what you have learned and then the knowledge that arises from meditation evolves. http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/gpf.htm

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

  • lucienne theobald says:

    Everything in life is profound from the smallest grain of sand to the entire universe.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  • Agnes says:

    I find seeing the world through the eyes of my children, with genuine curiosity, joy and openness, to be very profound.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  • Tsimmi says:

    That reality is never contradicting....

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm

  • Alan says:

    Whrn I can get out of the way and mingle with the wordless energy of the moment, I feel a profound blessing and sense of gratitude. It is a refuge free rom the grasping mind of ego into the eternal now.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  • Gary Vu says:

    What I find to be profound is the fact that death is very much a part of life. Death helps remind us that life, and everything contained within it, is impermanent. May we be grateful and appreciate every single moment of our lives!

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  • Seth says:

    Everything, when I appreciate it...
    ...but especially humour. The surprised joy when I previously not seen connection makes you laugh, sharing that, the instant transformation of personal fear and anger, the dropping of barriers and subsequent connection and openness when humour 'works' in a confrontational situation. Laughter often really is the best medicine ;-)

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

  • David Cabrera says:

    Simplicity and the ordinary. Breath , smile , good life.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  • Columna Torelló says:

    The clearest to me is the fact that anything that appears it is just light.

    Great Losar! Losar tashi Delek!

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

  • Loralyn Sardella says:

    I find love and it's incredible power to heal and generosity and kindness which is often fuelled with immense bravery to be profound.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 6:58 pm

  • kate powell says:

    my own capacity for compassion is profound. it has changed my life. i tried to "develop" it and could not, but tonglen/lojong changed it little by little until even in this very trying time we are living in, i have the ability to often see the what's-so about a situation, which has saved me and others around me added grief and suffering. i bow to the simple, profound teachings, i bow to the subtle change years of working with the sayings daily has done for me. i offer this to the world of suffering.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  • Vanja says:

    What is profound is to have the curage to truly be oneself - and in a way that cherishes truth and puts the benefit of others in the first place.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  • Paul Bennett says:

    Consciousness, at the very least, is a manifestation of evolution which allows the Universe to observe itself...

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

  • Margie says:

    Death ... the end of this gift of life.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

  • Scott Sass says:

    As I grow older, the list of things I would call profound in my life seems to have no end.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  • Julia says:

    Realizing how far-reaching the sufferings of sentient beings are, and waking each day with the intent to alleviate these sufferings with the power of compassion, wisdom, and loving kindness

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm

  • Charity Martin says:

    connecting to the beauty/preciousness of this moment when we expand beyond the filter of "me." The luminous full open movement of NOW.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

  • laith naayem says:

    either everything is profound
    or nothing is profound
    there is no other

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

  • stefana lamasanu says:

    My one year old child smiling to me.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  • Sonam Tenzing says:

    Dharma

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 7:54 pm

  • Chris says:

    The love that arises in stillness

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:10 pm

  • David Cason says:

    It's profound to me that we "are all the same" to quote the Dalai Lama. A great proof of this is that we all experience kindness an compassion in much the same way and need it for our very survival.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:13 pm

  • Jeff Miller says:

    It's not so much individual elements of life that I find profound, per se, but the relational totality of life, the "magnificence of actuality" (Allen Ginsberg) that includes the whole-sum-ness and entirety of existence.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  • Paul says:

    death and birth

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  • Laura White says:

    Helping others learning to meditate...turning toward their hearts and themselves...turns me towards mine. I am inspired by their courage and struggle to be authentic.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  • Holli says:

    The thought that the possibility of enlightenment exists for us all right now as we are, and may occur with only a simple shift in perspective and the ability to just notice.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  • OT says:

    Just this, greed for books.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

  • Camille says:

    Our 'enlightened genes', the fact that we can open at all. And those who guide us and remind us that we can.

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  • Frieda Slavin says:

    that moment when everything just melts away and all that matters is my child in his discovery, the bald eagle across the way, the flow of water or wind in the trees, the ray of sun across the valley, the mist rising, the ebb and flow of the tide...

    Posted on February 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  • Jens says:

    Precious human life and Buddha, Dharma and Sangha combined :-)

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 1:16 am

  • Candace Batycki says:

    Equanimity! The more I can let go of preferences, the less I suffer. Freedom. That's profound.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

  • Anna Wall says:

    Being on a life path that with each step connects me more with other living beings and with nature.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 3:17 am

  • Julie W says:

    Simplicity.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

  • Mark says:

    Birds dancing in fresh snow

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

  • Andy Richard says:

    The willingness and bravery of people willing to step outside of their small comfortable world to experience life in the larger uncomfortable world. And, that there is always someone willing to lend you a hand to help you enter that world. Magical.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 9:57 am

  • Caroline Collier says:

    I find hand washing dishes to be a genuinely profound part of life. Chores like this use to be a distraction from real life, a drag. Now I use this daily activity as a quiet time to consciously remind myself to return to awareness. Amid the soap bubbles I can always reclaim my genuine essence and feel connected to the vast systems of life surrounding and supporting my journey.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

  • Amelia says:

    In life, I find all there is to learn from the ways of nature to be genuinely profound. The relationship between a squirrel and owl, the steadiness of the rocky mountains, the flow of the mighty river, wax and wane of the moon, rise of the sun, or the incredible power of a forest fire. There is something to learn always.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

  • Roberto Moreiras says:

    The most profound in life is emptiness.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  • JULIA says:

    questions like this....

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

  • Dina says:

    That there is life...and there is love, humor, sarcasm, gratitude, awe, embarrassment, reverence... that we experience and generate these things. Especially love.

    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm

  • Frank Reynolds says:

    That the utter freshness of our nature can sparkle through distraction, delusion, and confusion at any time.

    Posted on February 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

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