Naming the Unnameable

Click here to view the fully formatted article in PDF An object can always have a name. This designated thing sits in its space; sometimes a geographic space of physical linkage and relationship, sometimes an emotional or conceptual space; and we, from the perspective of our own place, can then name it. But what if … Continue reading Naming the Unnameable

Essential Practice

Essential practice => a way of living that can be fruitfully applied in whatever situation or circumstance we find ourselves in. An 'essential practice' for the maturing of our humanness – what I have come to think of as a path of 'natural awakening' or 'contemplative science', or 'buddhadharma'– involves much more than practicing or … Continue reading Essential Practice

Living Buddha, Living Dharma, Living Sangha: a modern Buddhist's response to a Donald Trumpian world

Living Buddha, Living Dharma, Living Sangha or What's the problem? What can I do? What can I realise? How can we help? (a modern Buddhist's response to a Donald Trumpian world) by Tarchin Hearn, Feb. 2017 Click here to read in PDF format Late afternoon sun and it's hot. With passing rainless days, everything has … Continue reading Living Buddha, Living Dharma, Living Sangha: a modern Buddhist's response to a Donald Trumpian world

Taking Robes: Embracing a Life of Natural Awakening; Reflections on Ordination and Divine Ordinariness

I'd like to begin by briefly sketching out some personal events that led to the ideas in this essay/poem. In my early 20s, while at Kalu Rinpoché's monastery near Sonada, India, I participated in an ancient ceremony in which I and a few other young men, in the presence of a community of monks, yogis … Continue reading Taking Robes: Embracing a Life of Natural Awakening; Reflections on Ordination and Divine Ordinariness

A Life of Dharma

"The central purpose of all dharma practice is to cultivate a well balanced, thoroughly integrated, vibrantly alive, humane human becoming." 'Dharma' is a rich and bounteous concept. Common translations give us words or phrases such as truth, teaching (particularly spiritual teaching), natural law, law of nature, phenomena, process and 'thing'. It's difficult to grasp in … Continue reading A Life of Dharma