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

Prayer of Heartfelt Aspiration – intimations of view, meditation and action –

Prayer of Heartfelt Aspiration – intimations of view, meditation and action – a versified essay by Tarchin Hearn, 2012 Preamble: Evening breeze is scattering white scud cross the tops of winter waves.  Shadows lengthen gulls swoop and glide and the smell of salt and tidal flats blends with light and air, tanging the nostrils, guiding … Continue reading Prayer of Heartfelt Aspiration – intimations of view, meditation and action –

Hints of Wisdom from Our Grandmother–– a dancing matrix of here and now ––

Hints of Wisdom from Our Grandmother –– a dancing matrix of here and now –– by Tarchin Hearn I come from my mother And mother I be: forest, and sky, and thee. It is said that our long ago great grandmother Eve ate an apple from the tree of knowledge and that solitary act set … Continue reading Hints of Wisdom from Our Grandmother–– a dancing matrix of here and now ––