Bringing the future result into the present

  There are various levels of Buddhist practice. The most advanced, the most sophisticated level of understanding and working with and transforming the mind, is found in the Vajrayana, Tantrayana. For various technical reasons it’s said to the be quickest...

We can mold our mind into any shape we like

  What is it that we are trying to achieve? What is the result of this graded path, this lamrim, what’s the result of this course? Well, it’s an accomplishment called “enlightenment” or “buddhahood.” This term “enlightenment” is used by lots of people in lot of...

Samsara and nirvana

Nirvana and samsara are probably the two most well-known Buddhist words on the planet. But what do they mean? The clichéd idea is that somehow we’re supposed to give up samsara, which is where we can have sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, and then enter into boring old...