Trust and Awakening

Trust and Awakening

By and on August 16th, 2013

I once asked Namgyal Rinpoche if trust was awakening. His response was: ‘Complete trust is complete awakening’. So the question may be, what (or whom) are you trusting? We need to remember of course that the ego only trusts itself, which is a very poor choice, as the...
Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing

By and on August 31st, 2014

The ongoing, mapped process of awakening is the ultimate spiritual healing. With awakening, the self is transcended, and thus the troubles of the self, of “me,” “my troubles,” are healed. Though any organism is inherently subject to decay and death, the process of...
Waking Within the Dream

Waking Within the Dream

By and on October 10th, 2013

When you wake up in the morning you leave behind one world — the dreaming world — and find yourself in another world — waking life. These two worlds or states share similarities. In Tibetan Buddhism they’re two of six states termed ‘bardos’, or ‘in-between states’....
Awakening and What’s in the Mirror

Awakening and What’s in the Mirror

By and on October 14th, 2013

I dream, I hope, I work, I love, I play, I dream, I eat. These verbs are all about me. Working, hoping, dreaming, loving, eating all continue, even when there is no ‘me’. Who is this ‘me’? Or is it a what? Is ‘me’ a person, a thing, an idea, a feeling? It’s all of...
Awakening: Beyond the Illusion of Self

Awakening: Beyond the Illusion of Self

By and on October 18th, 2013

Quantum physics as well as tradition Buddhist philosophy teach us that nothing in the universe remains the same for even a second. Thus we know that everything we hold and cherish will also pass on and out of our lives, if only at death. This may feel frightening...
Audio Interview on Dharma If You Dare

Audio Interview on Dharma If You Dare

By on February 21st, 2014

Dharma Teachers Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat were interviewed by the wonderful Farah on Drishti Point Radio in October 2013. They talked about pushing the boundaries for our spiritual liberation and other core messages highlighted in Doug’s new book...