Vajrayana

Tantric Buddhism, charting the "fast path" to realization
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 36 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 36th verse. Watch the other videos here. 36 In short, in everything you do, Know what is happening in your mind. By being constantly present and aware You bring about what helps others — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »
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    As the Clouds Vanish Paid Member

    Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920–1996) was a master in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Teachers of Dzogchen (the GreatPerfection) regard it as the innermost essence of the Buddha's teachings. During the last decades of his life, Rinpoche's hermitage above the Kathmandu Valley was frequented by visitors from all over the world. Today, his many monasteries and retreat centers are managed by his four sons who are lineage holders, including Tsoknyi Rinpoche. More »
  • Practices to change your life Paid Member

    The great thing about Ken McLeod's series on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva is that these 5-minute videos manage to pack in a complete teaching and include a practice you can begin right now. "What are you waiting for?" Ken asks. They may just change the course of your day if not your life. From Ken's commentary this week on Verse 35: Patterns of emotional reactions are expert at one thing: survival ... They may have been effective coping mechanisms in the immediate circumstances in which they formed, but they are now deeply habituated dysfunctional patterns ... To crush a reaction all you have to do is experience it completely without being consumed by it. Watch Verse 35 below for a fuller explanation of the application of this simple but powerful practice. No promises of immediate enlightenment, however. As Ken points out, these are practices for a lifetime. Still, the pracitce itself is its own reward. More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 35 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 35th verse. Watch the other videos here. 35 When reactive emotions acquire momentum, it’s hard to make remedies work. A person in attention wields remedies like weapons, Crushing reactive emotions such as craving As soon as they arise — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »
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    37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - Verse 34 Paid Member

    Ken McLeod continues his commentary on the 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva with the 34th verse. Watch the other videos here. 34 Abusive language upsets others And undermines the ethics of a bodhisattva. So, don’t upset people or Speak abusively — this is the practice of a bodhisattva. For more of Ken McLeod's teachings, visit Unfettered Mind.   More »
  • You've got a minute left. How will you spend it? Paid Member

    "There comes a point when you know you have take meditation seriously," Ken McLeod says in his discussion of verse 33 of The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. He hits us not long after with, "If you had 1 minute left in your life, how would you spend it?" Then he invites us to really stop for a moment and consider that very prospect, providing appropriate background sound effects: tick, tick, tick... If we're wondering, what with our ambitions, whether we've got the time to practice, practice itself will take care of that: All efforts to gain recognition and attention are undermined by your efforts to be awake and present in your life. They are mere compensations for a fear of death, unmet emotional needs, or the desire to be someone. More »