John Myrdhin Reynolds (Vajranatha) is a writer teacher translator and scholar/ practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. He was trained and ordained as a Tantric Yogin. However, one must clearly distinguish the reflections from the mirror. In the same way, the Nature of Mind has the capacity to be aware of. John Myrdhin Reynolds has 14 books on Goodreads with ratings. John Myrdhin Reynolds’s most popular book is Self-Liberation Through Seeing with.

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The world that we perceive out there is a conceptual construction, not an immediate experience. The Buddha made this quite clear. The Nature of the Mind is like the mirror and the mind or thought process is like the ever-changing reflections appearing in the mirror. With the inspiration and permission of His Holiness, he began in-depth research into the Ngakpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism stemming from Guru Padmasambhava and Nubchen Sangye Yeshe in the 8th century of our era.

At the former he pursued Islamic Studies under Prof. At these latter locales, he researched the literature, rituals, and meditation practices of the Nyingmapa and Reynolcs schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Do we see our brain?

This research into original texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit, as well as comparative studies in terms of religion, mysticism, and magic, and the producing of monographs thereon, is known as the Vidyadhara Project.

Does it have a color or a shape? Instead of speaking about a self as a substance atmanhe spoke of the five skandhasor five interactive processes involved in every event in consciousness. In our normal waking state consciousnessafflicted with constant distractionswe live in the condition of the reflections, whereas in the state of contemplation we find ourselves in the condition of the mirror. This is what the Buddha discovered sitting beneath the tree and meditating.

What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds

In some ways Manas can function as a sense organbeing aware of mental eventsbut it also has the integrative function of organizing raw sense data into recognizable perceptions. Is mind made out of something? Or is the mind just electro-chemical activity occurring in the brain and in the nervous system? Marti, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that erynolds in the mirror.


In itself, energy is without formbut myrdhhin may be given form by means of ritualincantation, and visualization. The thrust of this research was experiential and participatory, and not just restricted to texts. Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-zhung Tradition of Tibet. In the past two decades he has worked closely with Namkhai Norbu Reynklds, the foremost exponent of Dzogchen practice in the West, on a number of translations of important Nyingmapa Dzogchen texts.

Edward Conze, the world-renowned scholar of the Buddhist Prajnaparamita literature.

As a result, he translated into English many original Tibetan texts belonging to the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions, and more recently texts from the Bon tradition.

As the Bonpo Translation Project of the Myrdin Research Foundation, he has privately published a series of monographs on Bonpo Dzogchen and Tantra, and as Simhanada Publications, he has privately published a series of monographs and practice texts sadhanas from the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions of Tibetan Buddhism relating to Dzogchen and Buddhist Tantra. We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Therefore, when our conscious dwells in them, we are living in the past and not in the present myedhin terms of what we actually experience here and now.

Is the mind located inside the head, in our brain? But the Sutra system is actually concerned with our whole dimension of embodied existence. Dorothea Mihm, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Thus, we live in our conceptual constructions of reality and not in reality itself.

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Vajranatha / John Myrdhin Reynolds

Buddhist Terms John Myrdhin Reynolds: The key to such practice is mindfulness, that is to say, being aware of the every dimension of experience in terms of body, speech, and mind.

The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now! As his principal focus, he continues his research into the historical origins of Dzogchen in both the Nyingmapa and the Bon traditions, and especially into the connections of Dzogchen and the Bon tradition with the Iranian religious culture of ancient Central Asia and the West, including Iranian Buddhism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism. So, in terms of Dzogchenwe must clearly distinguish between mind or the thought process and the Nature of Mind.

In this seminar we will look into meditation practices and Dzogchen as taught by Padmasambhava in Tibet to increase mindfulness and develop our capacities. Retrieved from ” http: You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NovemberMindfulness and Healing Practice according to Dzogchen Sambhala Centre, Budapest, Hungary Healing has always been fundamental to Buddhist practice ever since Shakyamuni Buddha expounded his Dharma teachings regarding the eliminating of mental and emotional suffering in terms of a medical diagnosis of the human condition.


Healing has always been fundamental to Buddhist practice ever since Shakyamuni Buddha expounded his Dharma teachings regarding the eliminating of mental and emotional suffering in terms of a medical diagnosis of the human condition. Since then he has continued his researches and lectured widely in India, Europe, and America. But is that us? Thus, we may speak here of processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities.

All we actually know is this stream of consciousness and its contents. Just look for this mind.

Death and Rebirth Chinese Buddhism Traditions: Sincehe has worked closely with Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the foremost scholar of the Bonpo tradition outside of Tibet, on the translation into English of a large number of ancient and rare Bonpo Dzogchen texts, including the Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyud, and also the Ma Gyud, the Bonpo Mother Tantra. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Advance notice of attendance is suggested.

Books by John Myrdhin Reynolds (Author of Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness)

It is a process. The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view. This particularly refers to our embodied consciousnessthat is to say, our everyday state of waking consciousness where we find ourselves encased within a material body.

Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that time is only a fraction of a second. Experience is always the touchstone. Please write feedback here Here you can read media articles about the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia which have been published all over the world.

This psychic energy pertains to what we usually call the psyche or the soul.

At times this consciousness is bright and focused, at other times dull and diffused, at yet other times subliminalalmost unconscious.