Monday, 28 May 2012


"Kindness is as close as we can ever come to a ‘moral approximation of awareness’. Having a good heart. Intellectual elaborations are not important. Kindness is something we feel – a warmth and expansiveness which flows from our growing openness. Kindness is our contact – our strongest link with our intrinsic enlightened nature."

Karma - The Personal Police State, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 21 May 2012

The presence of the Lama

"If we view all situations as opportunities to relate with the capacity of the Lama to show us our enlightenment and the patterns of our unenlightenement, then everything we do becomes inspiring. Every aspect of our existence is enlivened with the presence of the Lama."

p175, Wearing the Body of Visions, Ngakpa Chögyam, Aro Books, 1995, 1-898185-03-4

Monday, 14 May 2012

There are always opportunities for realisation

"There are always opportunities for realisation. And these are built into the process of exhaustion and struggle: you struggle for a while until you can’t struggle anymore, till you become exhausted, and then there’s a space. And you either retract from that space and regenerate the same pattern or you can just rest in that space for long enough to realise there’s something else."

Hot-blooded kindness, Ngak'chang Rinpoche, Aro Encyclopaedia

Monday, 7 May 2012

The Tantric vision of being

"The Tantric vision of being is not an escape from what we actually are; at the kitchen sink; in the office; on the factory floor. The raw texture of whatever reality it is that we live every day has to be our practice."

p235, Spectrum of Ecstasy, Ngakpa Chögyam with Khandro Déchen, Aro Books, 1997, 0-9653948-0-8