Cheerful (Lunar) New Year!

Today is traditional Buddhist New Year’s Day. This is the second new moon after the winter solstice. (Actually, that was yesterday but for some reason the scholars-that-be have proclaimed today The Day.) Am heading up to our cabin property in the hills and will cast the Yi for the year and publish it here later.Continue reading “Cheerful (Lunar) New Year!”

Trikaya Ruminations #3 All experience involves primordial mind

Primordial, knowing mind is behind all and every experience so every experience is inseparable from primordial mind.
Confusion is the process whereby we believe that mental events, beings and phenomena are independent from this primordial mind even though such confusion is a part of and not apart from it.

Buddhism 101 #5 – The Two Truths, Relative and Absolute

Absolute truth, often described as ‘the basic nature of mind,’ is nondual. Relative truth, which is the way we usually experience mind, is dual. Dual here means a view which perceives a fundamental separation – and thus a duality – between self and other, one person and another, one place and another, one moment and another.