Meditation and Devotion (Lama Zhang Rinpoche)

“In Tibet these days, some instructions advise that meditation is to remain in equipoise on emptiness. Some say that meditation is to rest in the clarity of mind, and some say that meditation is to abide in bliss. There are so many different instructions on the ways to meditate. But for me, there is no more profound way to meditate than through devotion (mogu; mos gus; མོས་གུས). Yet these days there are few that believe it is possible to be liberated through the power of devotion.”
Lama Zhang Rinpoche (1122–93)


Great Compassion Mantra in Siddham: Aksharamukha: Script Converter: Proposal to Encode the Siddham Script in ISO/IEC 10646 by Anshuman Pandey: The Siddham script (Chi. 悉曇文字 xītán wénzì; Jap. 悉曇 shittan; Kor. 실담 siltam) is a Brahmi-based script historically used for writing Sanskrit in China, Japan, and Korea. It is also known in […]

Kwan Seum Bosal Chanting Part Five: “Misfortune is derived from the mind and is extinguished by the mind”

Introduction Up to this point we have (1) taken refuge in the Triple Gem, (2) called upon the name of Kwan Seum Bosal, (3) recited Kwan Seum Bosal’s mantra for eliminating “karmic obstructions”, and (4) recited the mantra for achieving our “great aspiration” as Bodhisattvas. It’s a hard act to follow! The fifth part of […]

“… a determined, optimistic attitude ….”

Because ignorance and wisdom are diametrically opposed in the way they apprehend phenomena and because ignorance is an erroneous consciousness, wisdom can overcome ignorance. When ignorance is uprooted, all the afflictions that depend on it also cease. Other counterforces do not have the ability to eliminate ignorance but are applied to individual afflictions. Since cultivating […]