Generative: See through and perceive truly

Generative meditation requires a shift of mind and perception. The practice of such a shift in meditation fosters the equal shift in one’s common daily life. In this way, the habit of a dualistic mind and self-identifying with a limited sense of self are slowly eroded and transformed. Greater Reality dawns including the reality that … More Generative: See through and perceive truly

Generative: All phenomena are insubstantial by nature.

Three components of meditation are active in both Generative Stage practice and in a meditator’s intention to benefit the world. They are: the ability to focus one’s mind in a tranquil and steady acute manner, the quality of energy that one chooses to work with or that is being generated by the meditative act/focus, and … More Generative: All phenomena are insubstantial by nature.

Generative: Emptiness

We train in meditation. Like any other skill, meditation takes time, effort, diligence, and aspiration in order for the potential results of such time, effort, and aspiration  come forward. Eventually, those results do come forward, flawlessly. And, they can because the results were already in the practitioner. One day someone watched a small river roll … More Generative: Emptiness

Mantra: the practice of protecting the mind

The term mantra translates as “to protect the mind”. Interestingly, it does not mean a set of words and how to repeat them. The idea behind the translation is that of valuing and protecting the precious quality of one’s consciousness. One would use phrases or affirmations that remind one of the truths of being and … More Mantra: the practice of protecting the mind

Innate and Always True

The first Generation Stage meditation of this round begins with a short visual presentation. Thus, the meditation is part of this video. That which one generates is innate. It is already present and is born of the always true nature of one’s wholeness.

Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

In Buddhism there is a phrase, “There is one ground.” The statement refers to the one ground of Awareness. Realizing that Awareness is the only true ground, one realizes the source of one’s reality, and realizes the foundation for all conditioned or non-conditioned states of being. This precious image of a young meditator levitating is … More Intermediate: Levitation and the One Ground

Intermediate: Protection (Man-tra)

The Sanskrit word mantra literally means mind protection or mind protector. Man comes from the manas meaning mind, but not simply discursive mind or appreciating mind, but the full capacity of Awareness. Protect is from tra. The protection inferred is non-militant and non-aggressive but is completely proactive. An analogy: If one knows that something is … More Intermediate: Protection (Man-tra)

Generative: Vajrayogini, gravity, karma, and flight

Aspiration, and the motivation behind it, are one manifestation of Vajrayogini energy. This is so because both are generated from passion; and one level of Vajrayogini, her energy, and her practice is the understanding and right direction of passion. On a mundane level this refers to understanding how one’s passions can birth troublesome situations and … More Generative: Vajrayogini, gravity, karma, and flight

Generative: Medicine Buddha, skillful means and remedies

How many ways are there to remedy a situation? As many as necessary. Just as there “are many roads to Rome,” any number of factors can be addressed in a situation, in each person involved, or in the emotions or beliefs or conditions of a situation. Medicine Buddha represents the wisdom that brings forward just … More Generative: Medicine Buddha, skillful means and remedies

5b: Like a child

Children live from natural awareness. Every moment is inquisitive, wonder-full, and new. The textures are fresh, sounds are interesting, words are gaining meaning. Children live the already-present awareness of Presence, and adults can too. Doing so is called meditation. True meditation has one goal: Presence. The word Presence signifies a combination of qualities: Aware, freed, … More 5b: Like a child

Samantabhadra/dri: Inseparable

Like wetness and water, countless things are inseparable. And, among the many “things” and “states of being” that Samantabhadra and Samantabhadri represent, they-as-ONE represent inseparability itself. What is inseparability? Well, again, consider wetness and water. Consider sunlight and brightness. Consider emotions and the sense of self. These are inseparable. We can speak about or experience … More Samantabhadra/dri: Inseparable

Generative: Kwan Yin – Serenity and Kindness

Kwan Yin abides in unshakeable serenity and ceaselessly emanates and encourages kindness. Her power lies in the knowing that kindness – simple and consistent – will undo all the suffering of the world. Her serenity stems from the same knowing. Time will tell, and kindness will – one day – eradicate the troubles of the … More Generative: Kwan Yin – Serenity and Kindness

Egolessness

Esotericists celebrate Wesak as inclusive of the Christ, the World Teacher. Eastern Buddhist traditions celebrate Wesak (Saga Dawa – this full moon) in honor of the Teacher and a Teaching of awareness. The Buddha’s words and message stand undefiled and unchanged 2600 years later. Those who meditated on his teaching created their own, but always … More Egolessness

Medicine Buddha

There are several layers of meaning within Buddhist imagery. The image can be engaged devotionally for the Being or Beingness that it represents, such as any other religious icon. Or one might understand that the image represents a factor of Awareness, or a particular Path to Awareness and Enlightenment, thus one would engage the image … More Medicine Buddha

Seeds guarantee

Flawlessly, seeds produce more of their kind. Seeds of light, awareness, thoughtfulness, and self-betterment produce their fruit. Seeds of negativity or laziness produce their fruit as well. Consistency creates the newness of each moment. As such, the moment can be met with the recognition that it has never existed before.  Consistency as Awareness invites us … More Seeds guarantee

Links of Interdependence

Why are we hardwired for pattern recognition? Because this is consciousness recognizing itself through fractal reiterations which consciousness perceives as everything. It is astounding to realize that all that we perceive is awareness simply coming to know itself. That process is one of the interdependence of the senses, perception, and awareness. Podcast: Links of interdependence, … More Links of Interdependence

Leap: Awareness

We are pure awareness. Our purpose is to participate ever more fully in all that is of complete existence. Enlightenment is its own witness as is the Mother Earth to our awakeness. Learning to “leap,” at first into, and then as awareness itself, we explore the very reason we exist: to participate, and in so … More Leap: Awareness