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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Moreover, energy has the characteristic that it can change and transformso the methods of Tantra are said to represent the path of transformation.
What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds
It represents a combination of sight and touch.
At times this consciousness is bright and focused, at other times dull and diffused, at yet other times subliminalalmost unconscious.
The Buddha made this quite clear. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in.
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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 mrydhin the Iranian religious culture of ancient Central Asia and the West, including Iranian Buddhism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism.
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. Sincehe has worked closely with Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the foremost scholar of the Bonpo tradition outside of Tibet, regnolds the reynoods 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.
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. It is a process. In Nepal he researched the techniques and lore of Tibetan shamanism, including rites of exorcism and soul retrieval, employed and practiced among Ngakpa Lamas belonging to the Jojn school.
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His special study was Dzogchen and the Buddhist Tantras, both in their own terms, and in comparison with Gnosticism and other mystical traditions of the West. 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.
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If we see it and can touch it, we think that it is something real. Views Read View source View history. 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.
Vajranatha / John Myrdhin Reynolds
Finding oneself in the Nature of Mind and its capacity for intrinsic awareness Rigpa is what is meant in the Dzogchen context by contemplation. In the same way, the Nature of Mind has the capacity to be aware of whatever may arise, yet these phenomena and thoughts whether good or bad, which arise to consciousnessin no way change or modify the Mydrhin of Mind. Look at what we experience. As the Bonpo Translation Project of the Bonpo 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.
Reynolsd is always the touchstone. This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror. Or is the mind just electro-chemical activity occurring in the brain and in the nervous system?
In this seminar we will look into meditation practices and Dzogchen as taught by Padmasambhava in Tibet to increase mindfulness and develop our capacities. Is it just the mgrdhin matter in the brain?
In San Diego, California, he established the Vidyadhara Institute for Comparative 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 Psychology and meditation practice.
Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that time is only a fraction of a second. So, in terms of Dzogchenwe must clearly distinguish between mind or the thought process and the Nature of Mind. The thrust of this research was experiential and participatory, and not just restricted to texts. Therefore, the type of psychology elucidated in the Sutras is more concerned with the surface of consciousness and we may say that this Abhidharma psychologywhich developed out of the Sutrasrepresents a phenomenology of consciousness.
The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view. It is a stream of constantly changing events occurring in varying degrees of consciousness.
If so, what is this mind stuff? At the former he pursued Islamic Studies under Prof.