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Pushing ourselves to non-conceptuality

I am a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner, and so much more. Very fortunate am I to have met multiple different lineages of healing wisdom, some secular and others quite nonsecular. One thing I must be discerning about however is that with so many tools and techniques under my belt, I still must practice efficacious self care.Continue reading “Pushing ourselves to non-conceptuality”

an inspiring book (Tibetan Buddhism)

Every once in a while (or in my case, several times a year), I come across a rare book in Tibetan Buddhism which I wonder how it made its way to the public. Personally I am very inspired by some Dharma stories of previous Tibetan Masters – like Dzo Khyentse Rinpoche or his student, PatrulContinue reading “an inspiring book (Tibetan Buddhism)”

Winter Retreat 2016

Every winter, my friend and mentor and bodywork teacher and coach, Janet Evergreen hosts a retreat for 10 days at her Sanctuary space.  Last year, I was going through a tough stretch and I did not make it to much, if any of that retreat, which I would later regret. I say that because thisContinue reading “Winter Retreat 2016”

progress in the Dharma

I have titled this post “progress in the Dharma.”  I want to be clear about what I mean by that (and describe what this post will be about).  It is not supposed to be a catchy title to hook readers.  Rather, I am making progress in my heart and it is showing up when IContinue reading “progress in the Dharma”

The wisdom of conducting both Wisdom and Compassion

I have observed my relationship to Tibetan Buddhism (and Buddhism in general) mostly wax over the past 9 to 13 years, with a little bit of waning.  And in that time, I dove in deep and yet I am still understanding new realizations everyday.  Because I dove in so deep, my current realization does notContinue reading “The wisdom of conducting both Wisdom and Compassion”

Unpacking from a potent weekend

I just returned from a weekend with His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon, Chetsang Rinpoche.  I will post pictures soon (hopefully). I am in the midst of one of the busiest times of my life as I prep to enter nursing school this summer and in the fall.  My next day off with nothing on myContinue reading “Unpacking from a potent weekend”

Don (obstacle) season, 10 days

I have written about this topic in the past.  I definitely experience this time of year (a time before the Tibetan new year – Losar – where things need to be reconsidered at best, and I often have to slow down to get through it with a modicum of ease).  Not everyone is going toContinue reading “Don (obstacle) season, 10 days”

About Nagas

This is a post about the spirits known as Nagas. Also known as Lu in Tibetan. I need to start out by saying that any errors from my transcription are purely my own. They do not reflect on the teacher. This information comes from Lama Dawa who is a Nyingma Lama, and other lineages ofContinue reading “About Nagas”

Guru Yoga, at least two benefits of doing practice

I am writing this post to describe my experience of Guru Yoga practice.  I am a novice practitioner.  I do not have any experience or realization, so read on at your discretion! There have been at least two occasions however when I have done Guru Yoga practice and very soon thereafter I have had smallContinue reading “Guru Yoga, at least two benefits of doing practice”