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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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. NovemberMindfulness and Healing Practice according to Dzogchen Sambhala Centre, Budapest, Hungary Healing has always been fundamental to Buddhist practice mytdhin 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.

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. At times this consciousness is reynolrs and focused, at other times dull and diffused, at yet other times subliminalalmost unconscious.

What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds

The world that we perceive out there is a conceptual construction, not an immediate experience. So, in terms of Dzogchenwe must clearly distinguish between mind or reynilds thought process and the Nature of Mind. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sincehe has worked closely with Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the reyno,ds 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.

The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now! Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that time is only a fraction of a second.

But the Sutra system is actually concerned with our whole dimension of embodied existence. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Last update: However, here in Tantrathe concern is not just with the manifestations of energybut with the deep hidden sources of psychic energynamely, the Nature of Mind.


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 the past two decades he has worked closely with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the foremost exponent of Dzogchen practice in the West, on a number of translations of important Nyingmapa Dzogchen texts.

Views Read View source View history. Arthur Jeffrey and Iranian Studies under Prof. Just look for this mind. Thus, we live in our conceptual constructions of reality and not in reality itself. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.

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You need JavaScript enabled to view it Advance notice of attendance is suggested. This distinction reynokds be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror.

Experience is always the touchstone. Thus, we may speak here of processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities. In itself, energy is without formbut it may be given form by means of ritualincantation, and visualization. It represents a combination of sight and touch.

This research into original texts in Mmyrdhin 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. Or is the mind just electro-chemical activity occurring in the brain and in the nervous system?

Electro-chemical activity—these are just words, but is that what we experience? However, one must clearly distinguish the reflections from the mirror. Do we see our brain?

It is a stream of constantly changing events occurring in varying degrees of consciousness. In this seminar we will look into meditation practices and Dzogchen as taught by Padmasambhava in Tibet to increase mindfulness and develop our capacities. Moreover, energy has the characteristic that it can change and transformso the methods of Tantra are said to represent the path of transformation. We infer its existencebut we do not sense or experience matter directly.

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What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

In San Diego, California, he established the Vidyadhara Institute for Reynolxs Studies in Mysticism and the Esoteric Traditions which, in the near future, will publish or republish a series of monographs on Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and also on various topics from the History of Religions, focusing on a comparive study of Buddhism and Bon with other mystical traditions such as Gnosticism, Neo-Platonism, Early Christianity, Kabalah, and Sufism, as well as dealing with the questions of East-West Jphn and meditation practice.

The thrust of this research was experiential and participatory, and not just restricted to texts. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya. The consciousness that operated in association with the perception process and the functional mind is known as Manovijnana or mental consciousness. It is inferred and conceptualized and abstracted from our sense experienceespecially from our eye-hand coordination.

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 myedhin. 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.

Does it have a color or a shape? At the former reynolvs pursued Islamic Studies under Prof. But is that us?

Is it just the gray matter in the brain? It is a process. Therefore, when our conscious dwells in them, we are living in the past and not in the present in terms of what we actually experience here and now.

This meditation workshop will focus on the actual practice of meditation and mindfulness in terms of Dzogchen, using nohn exercises known as Rushans and Semdzin.

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