Awakening Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Meditation Lama Shenpen

We already have within ourselves the power to Awaken

The process of Awakening relies on the fact that we already have within ourselves the power to Awaken and that power is none other than the power of the truth.  The more open and honest we are, the more that truth reveals itself and the more we experience its inherent wisdom and compassion.

What we do not realize is that all that wisdom and compassion is emanating from the nature of reality itself, the reality to which the Buddha Awakened.  Continue reading We already have within ourselves the power to Awaken

Letting Go of Clinging

Letting go of clinging does not mean being hard on yourself. The Buddha taught that we suffer because we cling to what is impermanent, unsatisfactory and unreal (not-self) as if it were permanent, satisfactory and real. 

It’s about just noticing that letting go of clinging means letting go of what is going to go anyway, what was not satisfactory anyway, what was not real anyway. Letting go of egocentricity means letting go of ideas about yourself that are not actually true and which bring you no lasting happiness.  Continue reading Letting Go of Clinging