Vajra Pride: Awakening Primordial Self-Esteem

I’ve always thought of Pride as one of the Seven Deadly Sins, right up there with Lust, Gluttony and Avarice. In the Buddhist tradition, pride is one of the five poisons, accompanied by a similar entourage of desire, jealousy, anger and ignorance. Pride, of course, evokes the image of a puffed-out chest, an overly confident … More Vajra Pride: Awakening Primordial Self-Esteem

Encountering Wisdom Within: A Deep Dive into the Ancient Teachings of Prajna Paramita

February 17-18, 2018
Encinitas, CA

Dating back over two thousand years, the Buddhist teachings of Prajna Paramita, or Transcendent Wisdom, point to the ineffable ground of being, the very nature of mind and of all reality. Beyond concepts, this wisdom is embodied as the Great Mother who gives birth to all things, the very source of awakened awareness. Ultimately, Prajna Paramita is not other than our own true nature, never separate or outside ourselves.

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Turning into Darkness

We humans seem to come pre-programmed with a primeval fear of negativity.
We are so deeply conditioned to turn away from what we sense or perceive as negative, uncomfortable, painful, or unpleasant that we mostly do it automatically. Ironically, the avoidance itself is often very uncomfortable. It seldom leads to a sunny disposition, instead depositing us in the borderlands around our shadows.
So how to deal with this? … More Turning into Darkness