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A. Berzin: The Dormant Clear Light

The Dormant Clear Light Mind during Periods of Grosser Consciousness

Alexander Berzin, November 2013. Based on explanations by Samdhong Rinpoche.

The subtlest mind (sems shin-tu phra-mo), known as the clear-light mind (‘od-gsal), has uninterrupted continuity, with no beginning and no end, even when enlightened. Before enlightenment, it is manifest (mngon-‘gyur-ba) automatically for a tiny moment at death. Continua »

 

A. Berzin: Introduction to the Vajrabhairava

Introduction to the Vajrabhairava System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Alexander Berzin, Moscow, Russia, June 2013. Unedited Transcript. Continua »

 

A. Berzin: Introduction to Chakrasamvara

Introduction to the Chakrasamvara System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Alexander Berzin, Moscow, Russia, February 2012. Unedited Transcript. Continua »

 

A. Berzin: Vajrasattva Purification

Vajrasattva Purification: The Basics

Alexander Berzin, Berlin, Germany, April 20-22, 2001, revised, June 2009

Introduction

Vajrasattva (rDo-rje sems-dpa’) practice is a tantric meditation done for the purification of karma. Continua »

 

A. Berzin: Buddha-Nature

Buddha-Nature and the Clear Light Mind

Alexander Berzin, Berlin, Germany, October 2006. Unedited Transcript

Question: [missing]

Alex: It is a question about the relation of clear light mind (’od-gsal) and Buddha-nature (sangs-rgyas-kyi rigs). Continua »

 

Geshe Yeshe Tobden: Divinity yoga

Ven Ghesce Yesce Tobten and Ven. Ghesce Ciampa Gyatzo

Ven Ghesce Yesce Tobten and Ven. Ghesce Ciampa Gyatzo

The Teachings of Ven.Geshe YesheTobden during a seminar in Turin, November 1-3, 1985. by Mariangiola Fracasso

REALITY: SUFFERING AND ITS CAUSES

Ven. Geshe Yeshe Tobden.

We will talk about the practice of Dharma. If we analyze the reality of our condition, we see that we want happiness and of course we do not want misery and suffering. We can have the happiness that comes from material things, but the eternal happiness can not be obtained through them.
You can say the same thing about suffering and misery: we can partially get rid of them through material objects, but not completely. Continua »

 

H.H. Sakya Trizin: Tantra

Buddhist Tantra: Some Introductory Remarks

His Holiness Sakya Trizin

There is a common misconception among many non-Buddhists (and even among certain Buddhists) that the Tantras are late and corrupt additions to the Buddha’s Teachings. This is false. The Tantras are genuine teachings of the Lord Buddha, and they occupy a paramount position within the overall framework of Buddhist doctrine.

Some of the misconceptions about the Tantras stem from their esoteric nature. Since the time of the Buddha the Tantras were always taught secretly and selectively. For their correct understanding they have always required the oral instructions of a qualified master; without such explanations they can easily be misunderstood in wrong and harmful ways. In order to uphold this tradition I am prevented from discussing most aspects of Tantra here. But it is perhaps permissible here to say a few general things about Buddhist Tantra and about how it is related to other systems of Buddhist and non-Buddhist thought and practice. I shall base myself on the teachings of our tradition such as the Rgyud sde spyi’i rnam gzhag (“General System of the Tantras”) of Lobpon Sonam Tsemo. Continua »

 

What Are Dharma Protectors?

Dr. Alexander Berzin: What Are Dharma Protectors? 

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Bodhichitta and the Two Truths in Anuttarayoga Tantra

Bodhichitta and the Two Truths in Anuttarayoga Tantra

by Dr. Alexander Berzin
Conventional and Deepest Bodhichittas

Conventional bodhichitta (kun-rdzob byang-sems, relative bodhichitta) focuses on the superficial truth (kun-rdzob bden-pa, conventional truth, relative truth) of enlightenment, such as its qualities of omniscience. Deepest bodhichitta (don-dam byang-sems, ultimate bodhichitta) focuses on its deepest truth (don-dam bden-pa, ultimate truth), namely its voidness (stong-nyid, emptiness).

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A. Berzin: Introduction to the Guhyasamaja System

Introduction to the Guhyasamaja System of Anuttarayoga Tantra

Alexander Berzin, Moscow, Russia, October 2012, Unedited Transcript Continua »

 

Emptiness Meditation in Tantra: Four Tibetan Traditions

Emptiness Meditation in Tantra: Four Tibetan Traditions

Dr. Alexander Berzin Continua »

 

Relationships between Objects in Anuttarayoga Tantra

Relationships between Objects in Anuttarayoga Tantra

Dr. Alexander Berzin Continua »

 

Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

Tsenzhab Serkong Rinpoche: Extra-bodily States in Buddhism

The Buddhist literature and oral tradition record many instances of consciousness traveling with a subtle form outside the rough body. Continua »