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There is only life. There is nobody who lives a life.
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

Dzogchen Practice in Everyday Life by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The everyday practice of dzogchen is simply to develop a complete carefree acceptance, an openness to all situations without limit. We should realise openness as the playground of our emotions and relate to people without artificiality, manipulation or strategy. We should experience everything totally, never withdrawing into ourselves as a marmot hides in its hole.…

Why we Meditate?

Meditation is not easy. It takes time and it takes energy. It also takes grit, determination and discipline. It requires a host of personal qualities which we normally regard as unpleasant and which we like to avoid whenever possible. We can sum it all up in the American word ‘gumption’. Meditation takes ‘gumption’. It is…

A Non-Duality Sonnet

I have discovered my deep deathless being: Masked by my front of mind, immense, serene It meets the world with an Immortal’s seeing, A god-spectator of the human scene. No pain and sorrow of the heart and flesh Can tread that pure and voiceless sanctuary. Danger and fear, Fate’s hounds, slipping their leash Rend body…

DOs and DON'Ts of Yoga Asanas

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines “asana” as “to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed”. Patanjali mentions the ability to sit for extended periods as one of the eight limbs of his system, known as ashtanga yoga. DOs and DON’Ts of Yoga Asanas: We don’t muscle into an asana. Assuming an…

Vipassana for Anxiety

When we are going through an anxiety phase, chances are that we have done enough web browsing to be familiar with words like “acceptance”, “self-awareness”, “mindfulness” etc. In this article, however, we do not pursue familiar feel-good spiritual advice that can often be short on practical implementation details. In this piece, we attempt to lay out battle-tested tips to help…

OCD: How to Deal With Uncertainty?

The inability of people afflicted with OCD in dealing with uncertainty is well-documented. So we will not go into details about that here. In this article, we will focus on ways to deal with uncertainty (perceived or real). However, before we get into that, let us get a few things out of the way. (1)…