Monday, 28 November 2011

Make a difference to how we are in the world

"If we get up from our meditation cushion feeling we have done well but do not remember it in our everyday life, the experience never extends out into our life to make a difference to how we are in the world."

p101, Relaxing into Meditation, Ngakma Nor'dzin, Aro Books worldwide, 2010, 978-1898185178

Monday, 21 November 2011

The Khandro's Spacious Nature

"Any attempt to glamourise herself distances the khandro from her spacious nature. The committed femme fatale merely occludes herself as khandro through assuming the clothing, dialogue, and mien of societally sanctioned pulchritude."

p186, Entering the Heart of the Sun and Moon, Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, Aro Books Inc., 2010, 978-0965394833

Monday, 14 November 2011

Remain open

"It is a shame to become fixated on any idea. One should always attempt to remain open to anything that contradicts one's most cherished beliefs."

p94, Roaring Silence, Ngakpa Chögyam & Khandro Déchen, Shambhala, 2002, 1-57062-944-7

Monday, 7 November 2011

One has to die

"In order to have some apprehension of what death is, one has to die ...we have to discover the moment of death every day. "

The Nine Bardos,Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia