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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Edward Conze, the world-renowned scholar of the Buddhist Prajnaparamita literature. The Buddha made this quite clear. 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 reynolde of ancient and rare Bonpo Dzogchen texts, including the Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyud, and also the Ma Gyud, the Bonpo Mother Tantra.

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.

What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

But is that us? Retrieved from ” http: Does it have a color or a shape? Moreover, energy has the characteristic that it can change and transformso the methods of Tantra are said to represent the path of transformation. If we see it and johm touch it, we think that it is something real.

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. The world that we perceive out there is a conceptual construction, not an immediate experience. Marti, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.

We infer its existencebut we do not sense or experience matter directly. The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view.

In itself, energy is without formbut it may be given form by means of ritualincantation, and visualization. In our normal waking state consciousnessafflicted with constant distractionswe live in the condition of the reflections, jonh in the state of contemplation we find ourselves in the condition of the mirror.

You need JavaScript enabled rreynolds view it Last update: So, in terms of Dzogchenwe must clearly distinguish between mind or the thought process and the Nature of Mind. This psychic energy pertains myrxhin what we usually call the psyche or the soul.

Then through introspection or higher insight vipashyanawe can observe at first hand how the mind works. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now!


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. In some ways Manas can function as a reeynolds organbeing aware of mental eventsbut it also has the integrative function of organizing raw sense data into recognizable perceptions.

The Precepts of the Dharmakaya. 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. 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.

The thrust of this research was experiential and participatory, and not just restricted to texts. This meditation workshop will focus on the actual practice of meditation and mindfulness in terms of Dzogchen, using the exercises known as Rushans and Semdzin. It is not a direct perception.

Vajranatha / John Myrdhin Reynolds

This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror. All we actually know is myrdbin stream of consciousness and its mrdhin. Please nohn feedback here Here you can read media articles about the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia which have been published all over the world. Electro-chemical activity—these are just words, but is that what we experience? Do we see our brain?

It is this consciousness that is aware of thoughts and thought processes. 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.

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 joun monographs and practice texts sadhanas from the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions of Tibetan Buddhism relating to Dzogchen and Buddhist Tantra.

At the former he pursued Islamic Studies under Prof. 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.

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.


Death and Rebirth Chinese Buddhism Traditions: 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. 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.

However, one must clearly distinguish the reflections from the mirror. Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-zhung Tradition of Tibet. 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.

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. 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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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 Nature of Mind.

The consciousness that operated in association with the perception process and the functional mind is known as Manovijnana or mental consciousness. Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that mygdhin is only a fraction of a second. Look at what we experience. Thus, we may speak here of processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities. We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Myrdihn a result, he translated into English many original Tibetan texts belonging joh the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions, and more recently texts from the Bon tradition.