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Buddhism & Dzogchen.

Updated: Feb 21








Dzogchen is the pre-eminent Tibetan Buddhism, which since China's take over of the Tibetan plateau and her people, has forced the wider spread translation of these teachings


The main goals of Dzogchen, meaning "The Great Perfection", are attainment of enlightenment from this dualistic form, as quickly as possible.


“The meditation upon the true essence, Dharmakaya, which is free from extremes, is called “uniting the three skies.” The outer sky is the emptiness of space outside; the inner sky is the empty hollow space of the channels that connect the heart to the eyes; the secret sky is the vast martix of emptiness, which is spaciousness free from any elaboration that dwells in the previous mansion of our heart."

pp. 107


Dharma is "The Truth" and the practice of living with Buddhism at the heart of your actions. This means being mindful of states of consciousness, non attachment, abiding in non dual awareness and showing boundless compassion for all other beings.





"Contemplating on the unity of the three skies, let pure presence relax gently into its natural state, ad simultaneously we contemplate consciousness in its essential nature." pp. 108


The concept of Space is incredibly poignant in Dzogchen, it is the inner vista of being which one crosses over into non-dual "advaitic" awareness, one enters Rigpa or the nature of mind. Trekchod is a meditative view/practive/sustaining and result.

"Pure presence resides in external space."






Empty space or transcendental meditation. The unity of all poles and opposites, the cessation of external arising and the abiding in pure awareness.


Tulku Tsulo Boundless Vision, Translated By Tulku Thondrup, Dzogchen Now! Publications


Dzogchen Refuge Prayer (with Explanation) August 13, 2018

Refuge In Tibetan Sanjay, cho dang gedung la kyapsutsiwo Lama, Yidam, Khandro la kyapsutsiwo Tsa, Lung, Tigle la kyapsutsiwo Chuku, Lonku, Truku la kyapsutsiwo Rang sem tong-sel ngowo la kyapsutsiwo English Translation I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, Sangha I take refuge in the teacher, the archetype, the Dakinis I take Refuge in the channels, the Qi, the life force drops I take refuge in the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya In the true nature of my own mind emptiness-clarity, I take refuge Explanation The Outer Refuge: Sanjay, cho dang gedung la kyapsutsiwo I take refuge in the buddha, dharma, sangha That means ALL Buddhas, everywhere. Every when. That means the true nature of all life, the direct perception of Buddha nature of which all living beings are capable, which at some point in the infinity of forever, all beings will/do/have realized. Where all beings ARE all Buddhas. The Dharma in all its many forms which points the way to this realization. The Sangha, all Beings seeking to know their true nature. The Inner Refuge: Lama, Yidam, Khandro la kyapsutsiwo I take refuge in the teacher, the archetype, the dakinis The Lama: The teacher and all your teachers who point the way. The root guru who shows you that which is beyond concepts, the lineage gurus who are inseparable from the true nature of your own mind. The Yidam: The symbolic archetypes that speak to your unconscious, which dance the symbols beyond the four times, showing you the true nature of your own mind, of mind without an owner. The Khandro: the wild free energy of the Dakinis. The dance of the thoughts and phenomena, without the constraint of any limiting belief system. The Secret Refuge: Tsa, Lung, Tigle la kyapsutsiwo I take Refuge in the channels, the Qi, the life force drops The Tsa: The energy channels, which contain all universes. The Lung: The energy of life. It enlivens all universes The Thigle: The life force essence drops. The arising of the time/space continuum. The Total Refuge: Chuku, Lonku, Truku la kyapsutsiwo

I take refuge in the Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, Nirmanakaya

Dharmakaya: The utter emptiness, inconceivable, unlimited and vast beyond all knowing. It is unborn, undying, always there, and forever unchanging. Look directly at it. Who looks

Sambhogakaya: The utter transparency of that emptiness, its potential for all possibilities. No limits, no projections, no opinions to cloud it. Complete openness without the limiting concepts of “self” and “other”. Openheartedness is the natural state of all life.

Nirmanakaya: The aliveness of that transparent emptiness. The dance of thought and form. The see-er and that which is seen. Transparent emptiness dancing. Birth and death. Thoughts arise and vanish, never having been any thing at all. The Ultimate Refuge: Rang sem tong-sel ngowo la kyapsutsiwo In the true nature of my own mind emptiness-clarity, I take refuge







Primary Research: Kugyu Samye Ling

Monastery



Temple



Funeral Stupa at Kugyu Samye Ling


ཀརྨ་བཀའ་བརྒྱུད,

Kugyu is a widely practiced and probably the second-largest lineage within the Kagyu school, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The lineage has long-standing monasteries in Tibet, China, Russia, Mongolia, India, Nepal and Bhutan, with current centres in over 60 countries.


The main tenets are:

Single-Pointedness of mind

Transcendence of conceptual elaboration

All phenomenon are of one nature or "taste"

The fruition of the path


They have other enclaves at the Holy Isle off Arran and further north in the centre of the country. I will conduct some primary research following questions of emptiness, meditation and being, and organise my notes as to how music interplays with consciousness on a meditational level.




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