A Sadhana of Samantabhadra:the heart of Mahayana

Samantabhadra appears as a mysterious presence in many Mahayana scriptures. Often referred to, but rarely appearing, he/she has an ephemeral quality – ubiquitous yet will-o-the-wisp – powerfully present yet difficult to define or meet with face to face. In the Tibetan Nyingma tradition, Samantabhadra is the name of the primordial Buddha. The same primordial buddha … Continue reading A Sadhana of Samantabhadra:the heart of Mahayana

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

Touching the Earth

May this be for all of us! Blessed with a life-giving intuitive sense of belonging, A capacity for radical inclusivity and a cellular knowing of home; Breathing refuge as living presence, An immeasurable communing of self and other, I prostrate in all directions to the magnificence of creation. At the heart of all spiritual experience, … Continue reading Touching the Earth

Silent Prayer

Left Palm <------------> Right Palm gazing at these wondrous hands easeful presence and skilful engagement mind and matter form and function knower and known work and play inner and outer micro and macro self and other one and many profound and mundane worldly and spiritual stillness and movement animate and inanimate brain and body individual … Continue reading Silent Prayer

Vajrasattva's Hundred Syllable Mantra: a summation of the path

Portrayed as a radiant buddha figure, Vajrasattva represents the primordial natural state of pure and total presence – the essence of body, speech and mind activity of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. As a meditation, the primary purpose of Vajrasattva practice is to remove the obstacles obscuring one's perception of the true nature of mind, and … Continue reading Vajrasattva's Hundred Syllable Mantra: a summation of the path

A Circle of Blessing

I pray to the wetlands, I pray to the deserts, Include me in your embrace. I pray to the rainforests, to the grasslands, to the tundra and the boreal forests, Bless our families with health, curiosity, and great compassion. I pray to the coral reefs, to the tidal fringes, to estuaries, deltas, benthic depths and … Continue reading A Circle of Blessing

Morning Puja

Early morning sheen of blue grey greens, luminous, still. You are sitting, broadening into the welcome of day. It has rained through the night. Wet and warm, your body softens and spreads in the slow chant of crickets. The unhurried single repetition of a waking thrush. The densifying tapestry of feathered voices and releasing muscles, … Continue reading Morning Puja

A Four-fold Practice for Living Well – Stopping, Calming, Resting, Healing –

'A Four-fold Practice for Living Well' was originally part of a letter written for some dharma friends who had drifted into relationship difficulties with each other. In Buddhist teaching, it is said that truth, or dharma, is good in the beginning, good in the middle and good at the end.  Here is a fundamental dharma … Continue reading A Four-fold Practice for Living Well – Stopping, Calming, Resting, Healing –

Deep Healing

© Tarchin Hearn written in response to a request from Chani G. to support a community in which a mother of three has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. If there are a group of friends that care for each other and wish to meditatively support each other it can be good to periodically come … Continue reading Deep Healing