Mini Mindfulness Break for April 17, 2019

Awakening to Ourselves

Buddhism is really about awakening from the illusion about ourselves and the world, and realizing reality–who we are and what is real and how things are interconnected through karma and causation and so on. In a Dzogchen text it says, “From the beginning we are all Buddhas by nature, we only have to realize that fact.” So in Dzogchen the whole practice of what we call the view, meditation, and action is about awakening to–not just our momentary personality–“self” with a small s–but our true Buddha nature, our original nature.

– Lama Surya Das, “Old Wine, New Bottles”

May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!

All my best,

Jerome Freedman, PhD


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