Monthly Archives: August 2012

Hymn to Samantabhadra: A Supplement to the Lanka Book of the Dead

HYMN TO SAMANTABHADRA * One who is in Union with the Supreme Primordial Samantabhadra will celebrate with a Clear Heart and Mind-Body as hard as a diamond; for verily, when the water of the mind becomes transfigured in the Great … Continue reading

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The Dharma-Wizards of Oz: Bardo 1, Part 2

The mystical waters of my life flow deep, both internally and externally. Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680), the “Native American” woman—affectionately known in my neck of the woods as the Lily of the Mohawks, lived just 4 miles from my home. … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go Where No Priest Has Gone Before: Bardo 1, Part 1

Bardo One (Birth, Life & Death): Part 1 Opening Homage: It is customary to begin such a work with a salutation in high honor with what is commonly known as the Trikaya, or the three bodies of the Buddha. Traditionally … Continue reading

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Preliminary remarks: The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead

Perhaps the greatest words that were bestowed upon me during this go-round of the diurnal spin of samsara came from my maternal grandfather: “I seldom weep at funerals, but I always find myself shedding a tear when a baby is … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead

An evolving work based on a triadic marriage between Daoism, the Sacred Tantra, and Unborn Mind Zen. Its scope? Life is one big Bardo experience…an endless repetition of “in-between” states (six bardo realms) of differentiating consciousness circling round and round … Continue reading

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