Meditation Moments



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"People always say, "Meditate! Meditate!" but unless you have established a firm and un-mistaken understanding of the view of void-ness, what is the point of meditating? Failure to recognize the void nature of mind is the very source of samsara. This void nature, with its inherent compassion, is recognized when the mind, free of the influence of thoughts, awakens to the simple awareness of the present."

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in "The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones"



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The Photographer of these two adolescent Roo's had adopted them when they were babies. Their mother had been killed in a road accident. When this photo was taken, they were about to be released into their natural environment. One can see the fear and anxiety in their eyes and in their stance. The world can be such a scary and unknowable place.


Everything we encounter and everything that happens in our lives 
is shifting and uncertain. 
We cannot be sure if we can even take our next breath...
Gaining certainty of our inmost true nature 
is the only path to experiencing our innate inner happiness. 
We discover this through simple, natural,
 effortless meditation...


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The 'present' moment is all that we ever really have...

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"You may not be bothered
about anything you want,
or think,
or do
and just stay put
in the thought and feeling
'I Am,' focusing 'I Am'
firmly in your mind.
All kinds of experience may come to you
- remain unmoved in the knowledge
that all that is perceivable
is transient,
and only the
'I Am' endures..."

Nisargadatta Maharaj


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"Finding out Who and What We REALLY Are, is the single most important thing we can do in this life..."

Sri Ramana Maharshi




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Dilemmas along the way. This resonate, by any chance?
After all, we are all just human...



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Even the most simple
and seemingly ordinary things can give us
'pause' from the endless round of exhausting distraction and dissipation...


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In the silence, in the thoughts,
in the movements and yes,
even in the midst of chaos, it is possible to be free...
Freedom is not something that we achieve or gain.

It is simply that, in humility and acceptance,
we acknowledge freedom as our own inmost nature...


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Finding Our Inner Piglet

In every breathing moment, we can remember the 'awareness' that makes everything possible.
This simple gratitude opens the heart and greatly facilitates true meditation...



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Being prepared to leap outside of the circle,
outside of the 'expected'
can lead us to discover
what is  beyond even the imagination...


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Knowing that we do not need to look anywhere outside of ourselves in order to
find true happiness is a potentially life-changing discovery.


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Natural Mind is what we wake to in the mornings,
 it is what accompanies us into our dreams. 
It is never, at any moment of the day or night ,separate from us. 
It is what and who we really are...


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Remembering the beauty 
that shines from our inmost nature as love,
 pure and simple...

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Late Afternoon Shadows

"People always say, "Meditate! Meditate!" but unless you have established a firm and unmistaken understanding of the view of voidness, what is the point of meditating? Failure to recognize the void nature of mind is the very source of samsara. This void nature, with its inherent compassion, is recognized when the mind, free of the influence of thoughts, awakens to the simple awareness of the present."

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in "The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones"



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"If you affect a basic transformation in yourself then you will affect not only those close to you but the whole consciousness of the world."

Krishnaji






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 Advice of a Perfect Master

Two Tibetan Lamas
"Sooner or later, you will have to part from even your dearest friends. But one friend will never leave you, even though you may never be aware of its existence. It is the Buddha-nature, pure awareness. You begin to discover it by listening to the teachings of a spiritual master. The ties will deepen as you cultivate sustained mental calm and profound insight into reality. In the end, you will discover that it has always been near you and will always be with you. This is the truest friendship you can ever cultivate." 
(H.H. Dilgo Khyentse)


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"...on some level all know this." 


This is a whisper, the haunting, the sensing, (so often misunderstood) like a splinter in your mind.



That which is All. And All is as it is."

(Adyashanti)



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Four Faults of Natural Being Awareness



Statue from Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh



"So close you can’t see it. 

So deep you can’t fathom it. 

So simple you can’t believe it. 

So good you can’t accept it."


(Kalu Rinpoche)







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"You may not be bothered about anything you want, or think, or do and just stay put in the thought and feeling 'I Am,' focusing 'I Am' firmly in your mind. All kinds of experience may come to you - remain unmoved in the knowledge that all that is perceivable is transient, and only the 'I Am' endures..."



Nisargadatta Maharaj



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