21 manifestations of Tara are a doorway into the feminine psyche and inner and outer wisdom.
Is it chemistry, biology, quantum physics or karma? Is it desire, need, obligation, or curiosity? What is it that makes us fall on our knees at the feet of our beloved teachers? In one word: Love (Amor/Miłość) Even today as 2019 is with us already and Losar is few weeks away, even when we know … Continue reading Devotion [Part 2]
What are the benefits of sincere compassionate attitude? If you are interested in compassion and kindness it is because you have compassionate and kind nature. Most people have wonderful kind hearts and only their minds are creating “problems” that are preventing them to relate with the world in a kind and warm hearted way. As … Continue reading What is sincere compassionate attitude?
A number of issues within Buddha Dharma have come to my attention recently from various sources. Since my values are about loving kindness and compassion as much as I can I make an effort not to dig up the ‘dirt’ sort of speak. You can read my first book Resilience through Yoga & meditation to … Continue reading Safety in Practice within Religion and Spirituality
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Recent discussions and dialogs in the sangha prompted me to write about devotion. Over the years I have heard many people speak about devotion. I have also made remarks about people being 'too devoted'. When we connect with our human nature we see that everyone on earth deals with life issues. Everyone is touched by … Continue reading The nectar of devotion; part 1
Todays politics, and interactions in the world need to be really less reactive and more reflective and response-able. Cultivating dialog and remaining sensitive to cultural, economical and human values will allow us to be best dynamic thinkers and make our actions positive in the world. Essentially majority of people in the world are looking to … Continue reading What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?
On my spiritual path of many years, one of the remarkable tools that I was gifted were the Munay Ki Rites, from the Andean Quero Tradition. There is something about the nomadic tribes around the world that has certain similarity and brings me close to my heart. I find many parallels for myself between Tibetan Buddhism and … Continue reading Andean Quero Tradition & Munay Ki Rites
Reprinted with permission from Kagyu Office website: On the sixth day of his Spring Teachings the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, cut straight to the core of an issue that is vital not only for the sustainability of our contemporary world, but also within our individual lives as Buddhist practitioners. Exploring the topic from … Continue reading Vegetarian matters – Should Buddhist Practitioners Eat Meat?
This is a very big topic. You must have a profound connection with the Buddha dharma to understand this topic. These are some clear points about the protectors in general terms. It dates back to the tradition of Bön with the wrathful demonic presences and the elemental beings. When Padmasambhava came to Tibet with his … Continue reading Tibetan Buddhism; Protectors
What would you do when you woke up one day feeling what is rightfully yours the deep pain and suffering that you endured feeling it fully and being present to embrace your own pain what would you do, that joy that comes from knowing that it is thespian of your own life that you are … Continue reading What would you do? [Poem]
Embracing the Tantra of life; the samsara and nirvana. Not turning our eyes or face away from suffering. Allowing our hearts to melt open.
The times that shift and change the hours that move and tick the love that waxes and wanes all that passes through us all The culture of babies and toddlers the culture of teenagers and adolescence the growing into adulthood and the flourishing in the love that connects us all. The passing of all that … Continue reading Generations [Poem]
Feminine heart: flourishes in radiance supporting the shakti the myriad of her flavours colours and moods and styles. Summit of beauty; love is born when in love we initiate a meeting in kindness to mold into a kind heart Past is gone, fleeting time we make a choice with all to bring us insight and … Continue reading Upon Arrival [Poem]
It is impossible to make everyone happy. I have tried and I have failed at that. I know for sure that teaching students is not just an art of dedicated effort to bettering humanity it is a gruelling task of patience. Chögyal Namkhai Norbu was my Dzogchen master and I am extremely happy that I … Continue reading In the bardo of a great master
In the early morning, smoke of tobacco lifts the body out of slumber while the winds shut the windows, and slam the doors the people who move through the ambience clear the knowing of suffering with their desire for resting and peace the upstairs terrace's doors are closed the view of the city is silence … Continue reading Early Morning [Poem]
Why some people become Buddhist in this life time and while others don't has a lot to do with their individual karma. It is important to stress that each major religion has tools to develop and cultivate practices that generate inner happiness. Buddhism is focused on cultivating 'enlightened mind' Bodhicitta, and on cultivating inner happiness. … Continue reading What is the best way to get into Buddhism? [Reader Question]