Posts Tagged ‘Lama Anagarika Govinda’

The Will of the Matter

Lama Anagarika Govinda (1898-1986) was a German Mystic who primarily spent most of his spiritual formation (20 years) as a member of the Kargyutpa Buddhist Order. He was though, the quintessential eclectic seeker after truth, spending time in Sri Lanka and Burma before traveling with his wife, Li Gotami, to Tibet and embedding himself there in a hermitage. He was well versed in Mahayana, Vajrayana, as well as Theravadin Traditions. Most of his writings well reflect this special blend of spiritual Read more [...]

LSD and Psychedelic Buddhism

GREEN BUDDHA Ed Paschke, 2000 The motivation behind presenting this series first occurred while doing research on Lama Anagarika Govinda and Dr.Timothy Francis Leary, contrasting their views on the potential of psychedelic drugs and whether or not they are beneficial or a direct hindrance to one’s meditation and general growth in the Buddhadharma. At the outset, some readers will most likely state that’s a ridiculous statement as most assuredly any incursions into the realm of psychedelia Read more [...]

The Secret Golden Light of the Unborn

The inspiration for this series dawned one day while recollecting an earlier episode in my life as a young man who had been living for three-years in the urban-wildness of South Florida. It was a deeply transitional time in the equally paralleled transitional living-modes of the South Florida experience; indeed, it was a home for “transients” of all types and from all walks of life. The year was 1981 and this young man of 23 found himself reading from a selection of works by Carl Jung entitled Read more [...]

The Mandala of the Five Dhyanī Buddhas

THREE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE FIVE DHYANĪ BUDDHAS  Then the Lord discoursed upon the Five Skandhas.  “Like an infernal Black Sun nailed to the dark fabric of space, *Mara’s Malignant Five hurl- forth their accursed aggregations of the no-self:  The Demons of Form, (Rupa) crawling along like concretized-crabs leaving their sensorial impressions where’re they creep…  The Demons of Sensation (Vendana), fumbling about upon weak-perceptional limbs, judging what’re they Read more [...]

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 Ocean of the Buddhakaya and of Perfected Noble Wisdom, it is changed into the Mind of infinite compassion—the Bodhicittapada. Great Laud and supplication to the Wisdom Buddha Supreme The Eternal Father of infinite and undivided salvific Unborn Light The Clear-Light Read more [...]
Categories