John Myrdhin Reynolds (Vajranatha) is a writer teacher translator and scholar/ practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. He was trained and ordained as a Tantric Yogin. However, one must clearly distinguish the reflections from the mirror. In the same way, the Nature of Mind has the capacity to be aware of. John Myrdhin Reynolds has 14 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Myrdhin Reynolds’s most popular book is Self-Liberation Through Seeing with.

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Then through introspection or higher insight vipashyanawe can observe at first hand how the mind works. It is not a direct perception. But is that us?

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It is inferred and conceptualized and abstracted from our sense experienceespecially from our eye-hand coordination. Edward Conze, the world-renowned scholar of the Buddhist Prajnaparamita literature. This meditation workshop will focus on the actual practice of meditation and mindfulness in terms of Dzogchen, using the exercises known as Rushans and Semdzin. This particularly refers to our embodied consciousnessthat is to say, our everyday state of waking consciousness where we find ourselves encased within a material body.

The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now! This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat You need JavaScript enabled to view it Last update: The Precepts of the Dharmakaya. Is it just the gray matter in the brain?

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Thus, we may speak here of processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities. Look at what we experience. Does it have a color or a shape? Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that time is only a fraction of a second.

Electro-chemical activity—these are just words, but is that what we experience? Wojtek, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. NovemberMindfulness and Healing Practice according to Dzogchen Sambhala Centre, Budapest, Hungary Healing has always been fundamental to Buddhist practice ever since Shakyamuni Buddha expounded his Dharma teachings regarding the eliminating of mental and emotional suffering in terms of a medical diagnosis of the human condition. In our normal waking state consciousnessafflicted with constant distractionswe live in the condition of the reflections, whereas in the state of contemplation we find ourselves in the condition of the mirror.


Buddhist Terms John Myrdhin Reynolds: As the Bonpo Translation Project of the Bonpo Research Foundation, he has privately published a series of monographs on Bonpo Dzogchen and Tantra, and as Simhanada Publications, he has privately published a series of monographs and practice texts sadhanas from the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions of Tibetan Buddhism relating to Dzogchen and Buddhist Tantra.

Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-zhung Tradition of Tibet.

Books by John Myrdhin Reynolds (Author of Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness)

We myyrdhin its existencebut we do not sense or experience matter directly. Dorothea Mihm, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. The world that we perceive out there is a conceptual construction, not an immediate experience. If so, what is this mind stuff? At these latter locales, he researched the literature, rituals, and meditation practices of the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Marti, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. It is a process. Or jphn the mind just electro-chemical activity occurring in the brain and in the nervous system? This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror. The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view.

This research into original texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit, as well as comparative studies in terms of religion, mysticism, and magic, and the producing of monographs thereon, is known as the Vidyadhara Project. But the Sutra system is actually concerned with our whole dimension of embodied existence.

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As a result, he translated into English many original Tibetan texts belonging to the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions, and more recently texts from the Bon tradition. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya.


In the past two decades he has worked closely with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the foremost exponent of Dzogchen practice in the West, on a number of translations of important Nyingmapa Dzogchen texts.

Do we see our brain? Death and Rebirth Chinese Buddhism Traditions: Therefore, the type of psychology elucidated in the Sutras is more concerned with the surface of consciousness and we may say that this Abhidharma psychologywhich developed out of the Sutrasrepresents a phenomenology of consciousness. This psychic energy pertains to what we usually call the psyche or the soul. Therefore, when our conscious dwells in them, we are living in the past and not in the present in terms of what we actually experience here and now.

It is this consciousness that is aware of thoughts and thought processes. The Buddha made this quite clear. In San Diego, California, he established the Vidyadhara Institute for Comparative Studies in Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions which, in the near future, will publish or republish a series of monographs on Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and also on various topics from the History of Religions, focusing on a comparive study of Buddhism and Bon with other mystical traditions such as Gnosticism, Neo-Platonism, Early Christianity, Kabalah, and Sufism, as well as dealing with the questions of East-West Psychology and meditation practice.

As his principal focus, he continues his research into the historical origins of Dzogchen in both the Nyingmapa and the Bon traditions, and especially into the connections of Dzogchen and the Bon tradition with the Iranian religious culture of ancient Central Asia and the West, including Iranian Buddhism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism.

Just look for this mind. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now! Death and Rebirth Chinese Buddhism Traditions: