When the “two sticks” (tranquility and insight) are “rubbed together” (perfected) they bring forth a fire that burns both away. That fire can not be called purely conceptual, nor can it be called purely nonconceptual– it is not both, not neither. The truth is beyond beyond. Beyond words. Beyond thoughts. There is no truth [it […]
A psychospiritual poem. Mind is dancing like spontaneous coemergence.
An exploration of a small piece of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Mahamudra: the Moonlight. I share the text as well as my own thoughts on our author’s thoughts.
Every so often, I’ll be reading some sacred text and I’ll come across some description of some totally impossible vision. As a child, I accepted these as fact. As a teenager, I wrote these weird stories off as either lies or delusional hallucinations. It was not even possible, from my perspective, that these descriptions belonged […]
What follows is an outline of TekGno, the path to GnoTruth. These are teachings from various traditions woven together into one statement. It is the result of Kalyanamitra Nguyen Giac’s study and practice.
We are on a quest to display the Buddha’s teachings on anger. Many people today take many positions on what we are to do– ranging from complete embrace and acceptance of all the range of human emotion, to an ascetic rejection of all things that might rustle up any emotion– but the Buddha gave a […]
We hear a lot about what people call ‘righteous anger’. It might sound good, but is giving into anger really a good idea? The Buddha said, “no”. Let’s talk about it.
This talk was recorded in Kansas City, Missouri on August 3rd 2017. It’s about the things that often seem to pull us away from the path. —————————————————————————– Daniel Scharpenburg is a meditation instructor and dharma teacher in Kansas City. He regularly gives teachings through the Open Heart Project, the largest virtual mindfulness community […]
Here is a description of the meanings of various Sanskrit syllables, from a text called “The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom” (translated by Conze). Our author describes the meaning of various Sanksrit syllables in the context of this Pranjnaparamita Tradition. Some of my Buddhist friends pay close attention to the practice of Mantra Recitation. So, […]
I read the section about the errors made along the path that relate to the fourth aggregate. This sutra is really wonderful! Listen!