Teachings on Dzogchen by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
The Difficult Person exercise provides a tool for us to focus on one particular person with whom we are having a hard time.
“Buddhism,” says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “is distinguished by four characteristics, or ‘seals.’ If all these four seals are found in a path or a philosophy, it can be considered the path of the Buddha.” People often ask me: “What is Buddhism in a nutshell?” Or they ask, “What is the particular view or philosophy of Buddhism?” […]
According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind.
For Sharon Salzberg, the person who exemplified Right Effort and the power of transforming self-deprecation into self-confidence was her teacher Dipa Ma.
“There is a deep connection between meaning and beauty. Neither is a function of the intellect, and perhaps we can develop an eye for meaning.”
“Words have a profound effect, shaping how we look at things,” says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. “The words of the dharma have power in a positive sense; as they begin to penetrate us, we start to think, ‘Maybe my mind actually is tameable.'”
“The vastness lying beyond can only be detected by those who know what real Zen practice is all about,” said Nyogen Senzaki.
We could look at our life as a whole as a journey from our birth to our death, says Judy Lief. But we should not stop there. We could take a closer look.