Tag Archives: Emptiness

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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Neither block your thoughts nor chase after them

Today, I would like to share more advice by Mingyur Rinpoche on how to deal with thoughts and emotions, that he gave in the context of the exercise from his book The Joy of Living, which I described in my … Continue reading

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An exercise in emptiness

I am immensely enjoying helping with the online course in meditation that I mentioned previously, however it hasn’t left me with a lot of time of writing in my blog. I have kept my routine of practicing and reflecting, but … Continue reading

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More on the mystery of existence

My teacher describes the process of coming to a deeper understanding of the teachings in terms of “the three wisdom tools.” They are:  the wisdom of listening and hearing, the wisdom of reflection and contemplation and the wisdom of application … Continue reading

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The mystery of existence

I like to reflect on the nature of this world and what is really true about it. In the Buddhist teachings, the nature of everything is described as emptiness. I have a lot of difficulty to fully understand this view. … Continue reading

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