Tag Archives: Tashi Nyima

Today is my 5 year anniversary of meeting my teacher

Today is my 5 year anniversary of meeting my teacher: Tashi Nyima… Tashi means ‘Auspicious’ and Nyima means ‘Sun’ – those 2 words says it all… He is the light that guides my path, and a true Teacher. He has more … Continue reading

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On this Saga Dawa day…

Saga Dawa is an auspicious day for buddhists as it is the day that we celebrate the birth, the enlightenment, and the parinirvana of the Buddha. On this auspicious day 4 years ago I took Bodhisattva vows along with the five … Continue reading

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Simplicity is voluntary…

“Simplicity is voluntary… Consider living more slowly, more deliberately, more mindfully, in all areas. Slow the movements of body, speech, and mind; eliminate superfluous movement; glide and soar through life, like birds that take advantage of wind currents, barely flapping … Continue reading

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Temporary Monastic Ordination Retreat

This past weekend I attended a retreat with my Teacher: Tashi Nyima, where we took temporary monastic ordination for 24 hours — and, it was lovely and powerful! We were not allowed to use any electronics, no speaking (except for at the … Continue reading

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Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra…

Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra, is the easy-difficult path. It is easy to perform, but difficult to understand. We can protect (trayati) the mind (manas) at all times, and since the mind is naturally pure, clear, and peaceful, Buddha Nature … Continue reading

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Healing principles

Healing Principles: Every external manifestation of disease is a marker for a previous corresponding internal state. In every case, stabilization of the mind, removal of obstacles to the flow of energy (prana), and harmonization of the elemental modes of nature … Continue reading

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We are always just ‘visiting’…

We are always just ‘visiting’. And we’re there (everywhere) just to help out a bit, if we can. Nothing dramatic: hear someone out, share a simple kindness, wash some dishes, acknowledge someone’s Natural Perfection. Then it all has meaning. The … Continue reading

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Mantrayana, the vehicle of mantra

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
When we lack certainty, and when our understanding of the Dharma is inadequate, we require complex and difficult practices. However, since all that we do has as its objective to separate the mind from…

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Prayer to the Omniscient Dolpopa

You embody the blessings of the Body, Speech, and Mind Of the Buddhas of the three times and the ten directions. You are the Lord of the Ocean of Definitive Meaning The wisdom emanation of Buddha Vajrasattva, The boundless light … Continue reading

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Leaving our ‘native’ land…

Last night Tashi Nyima continued his lectures on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva… He spoke about the importance of leaving home, or our ‘native land’ — which does not necessarily mean you have to go anywhere — but sometimes … Continue reading

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