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Technique #6: Spanda Ho

Question: I see that Shoden Session # 6 incorporates a Vedic-oriented term, Spanda…is this correct? Vajragoni: Yes. The term is rooted in the ancient scriptures of Kashmir Saivism and represents the primordial principle that constitutes the “vibratory” nature of the … Continue reading

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Technique #2: Binzuru-Ho

Question: In Shoden Session #2 you refer to the Dhyana Technique as Binzuru- Ho. What is the significance of that? Vajragoni: Binzuru is the Japanese name for Pindola Bharadvaja, who is a healing Arhat in Buddhist lore. The Arhats are … Continue reading

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The Demons of Mortal Consciousness

demon of mortal consciousness

“Ananda, when that good person, in cultivating samadhi, has put an end to the formations skandha, the subtle, fleeting fluctuations – the deep, imperceptible, pivotal source and the common foundation from which all life in the world springs – are … Continue reading

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A Beatific Wonder: Bardo 3, Cittapada; Cittidhatu; Amala vijnana

Trying to find something analogous for these latter stages of Mind Development would prove to be a most audacious undertaking: It’s All indicative of the heart of Suchness …it just IS AT IT IS—with No-thing arising nor cessating. Thomas Aquinas … Continue reading

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The Black Dragon Eye Mandala: A Singular Focal-point of the Unmoving Principle

The Black Dragon Eye Mandala is an auspicious medium in which to navigate through the turbulent and erratic seas (the Moving Principle). The black background of the Black Dragon-Eye Mandala depicts the infinite universal realm of the Dharmakaya that always … Continue reading

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The Ten Stages of Mind-development

Bodhisattvahood, part 4 In Tathagata-garbha, Unborn Mind Zen, there are Ten-Stages (Bhumis) of development: 1. Awareness: seeing into the Nature of Buddhi As It Is: Yathabhutam 2. Hearing through Ears That See the Dharmadhatu: Dhammasota 3. Being perfumed with the … Continue reading

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Paladin of the Way

Coming to the realization of just what constitutes the Alaya vijnana and all of its ramifications can really be overpowering, as if there is nothing that can curb its dominate dominion over sentient reality—like an incurable cancer. The reason for … Continue reading

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