Words of Wisdom for March 14, 2021

By |March 14th, 2021|

~ Words of Wisdom~ "There is no greater inspiration, no greater courage, than the intention to lead all beings to the perfect freedom and complete well being of recognizing their true nature "Whether you accomplish

Words of Wisdom for March 9, 2021

By |March 9th, 2021|

“To become enlightened is to awaken to the mad truth that the precious personas we’ve been parading around as all these years, maybe all these lifetimes, are fictional constructs.” ~ Sam Guthrie “Getting There From

Words of Wisdom for March 2, 2021

By |March 3rd, 2021|

"Lord, From falsehood lead me to truth, From darkness lead me to the light, From death lead me to immortality."    ~Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite prayer also known as The Pavamana Mantra or Mantras

Words of Wisdom for December 8, 2020

By |December 9th, 2020|

"As we live through various inevitable doubts and disappointments, failures, and faux pas, we tend to blame, shame and judge ourselves for them. This easily obscures a fundamental truth: You are basically good. Basically sincere.

Words of Wisdom for August 25, 2020

By |August 25th, 2020|

"I kept a poem in my Bible that sustained me throughout my life.  Here it is: I have only a minute...Only 60 seconds in it... Forced upon me...Can't refuse it... Didn't seek it...Didn't choose it... I have

Words Of Wisdom for August 11, 2020

By |August 11th, 2020|

“Natural things, such as sitting, walking, and breathing, are the starting point of developing mindfulness through the practice of meditation. We have to start small, in an ordinary, simple way. In that sense, meditating is

Words of Wisdom for July 28, 2020

By |July 30th, 2020|

"I have been confronted with many difficulties throughout the course of my life, and my country is going through a critical period. But I laugh often, and my laughter is contagious. When people ask

Words of Wisdom for June 16, 2020

By |June 16th, 2020|

Lama Roger Walsh weighs in on what makes for lasting happiness-  1) Cultivating gratitude. Particularly effective is writing down something each day for which you feel grateful. 2) Reframing difficult experiences positively. This, of course, is

Words of Wisdom for June 9, 2020

By |June 9th, 2020|

A message from Lama Surya Das We are in a transition, a pivot point, and while things are changing we have a great opportunity for creative imagination, transformative thinking, and concerted action. If real positive change is

Words of Wisdom for June 2, 2020

By |June 4th, 2020|

"Do you want to do something to help the world situation? Then look within. As you change your consciousness to love, peace, harmony and unity, the consciousness of the whole world will change" ~ Eileen Caddy

Words of Wisdom for April 28, 2020

By |April 28th, 2020|

"Rather than looking through the lens of anxiety, open your heart-mind, and cultivate love and peace within yourself, and with the people around you. Applying mindfulness in everyday life will be of great help at

Words of Wisdom for April 7, 2020

By |April 7th, 2020|

  Rather than looking through the lens of anxiety, open your heart-mind, and cultivate love and peace within yourself, and in harmony with the people around you. Applying attentive mindfulness in everyday life will be

We Are All Alone Together

By |March 23rd, 2020|

“When outer borders are being closed we can begin again to open up our inner borders. And the borders we have built between the inner and outer world. We can devote ourselves again to the feminine

Words of Wisdom for February 11, 2020

By |February 11th, 2020|

(Lama Surya Das and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, 1994) "Emptiness is the 'knowing of one that frees all.’ Emptiness is the supreme king of medicines. Emptiness is the nectar of immortality. Emptiness is spontaneous accomplishment beyond

Words of Wisdom for November 5, 2019

By |November 5th, 2019|

"Pretend you are an old man watching children play, I suggested to myself. Just watch, delighted, even though you know the obstacles, the heartbreaks, the sorrows, the jolts. You know these things. Now is your

Words of Wisdom for October 29, 2019

By |October 29th, 2019|

“When we become fundamentally aware of the mind’s incessant need to reify experience into fixed categories that are convenient to the self, then we are learning Buddhism.” ~ Victor Hori “Sweet and Sour Buddhism”

Advanced Retreat in Malibu, CA

By |October 4th, 2019|

Dzogchen Center Advanced Meditation Retreat November 3-8, 2019 Greetings and happy fall! We wanted to personally invite you to attend our most intensive meditation retreat of the year, covering advanced Dzogchen teachings and pith instructions. This

Wake Up, Come Alive and Stick Together

By |August 21st, 2019|

Some of my bestest and smartestest, committed  64-72 year old friends, thinkers  and activists "as a cohort of like-minded spirits", have decided not to retire--from their important and impactful roles in society-- for another 5

Gratitude Is My Favorite Prayer

By |May 9th, 2019|

Recently at a small core sangha Sunday gathering at my home, a long-time Dzogchen Dharma student shared his current elder-thoughts on pride and gratitude. While his message was simple, I was struck by the enormity of its meaning and how easily, in our day