Category Archives: zz Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Have you hugged your mind today?

I just posted a guest post with the title “Does your mind need a hug?” on the What Meditation Really Is blog. It is about finding and hugging your mind! When was the last time you gave your mind a … Continue reading

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Ordinary Enlightenment

Since the aim of Buddhist practice is to attain enlightenment, it might be good to ask: What is enlightenment? Enlightenment is a very misunderstood and misused word in the modern world.  Often it is talked about as some far out … Continue reading

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How does ego work?

I am trying to understand better how ego works. The Tibetan word for ego is Dak Dzin. Dak means “self” and Dzin “to grasp”,  and put together it means grasping at a self. In particular, the teachings say that it … Continue reading

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How to embody the transcendent

In my last post I reflected on how to embody the transcendent truth of my being. To embody this truth does not mean to reject the relative aspect of my daily life in favor of a mysterious ultimate truth. It … Continue reading

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