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Cycles of Time and Karma The word kalachakra means cycles of time, and the Kalachakra system presents three such cycles – external, internal and alternative. The external and internal cycles deal with time as we normally know it, while the alternative cycles are practices for gaining liberation from these two. The structures of the external and internal cycles are analogous,... / READ MORE /
Enclosed within the lush jungles of Cambodia, an otherworldly sanctuary graces the earth with its enigmatic presence. Its sacred ruins carry the story of a fallen kingdom whose forgotten glory can still be heard in the whispers of its crumbling corridors. The illustrious Angkor Wat, translated as “The City of Temples”, has become known as... / READ MORE /
The Buddhist monks of the esoteric Shingon or “True Word” tradition once practiced a mysterious ritual that is said to transmute the consciousness of the ascetic into a living Buddha. This process requires the monk to maintain a strict diet and meditate for many days inside a sealed tomb, ringing a bell every day until... / READ MORE /
Chögyam Trungpa was a Buddhist meditation master and a bright spark within both the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, and the eleventh Trungpa tülku. He was born in a remote village in the Himalayas, and recognized by the Trungpa lineage as a Buddhist teacher when he was still an infant. One of his teachers, Khenpo Gangshar was famous... / READ MORE /
New theory in neuroscience suggest consciousness is a natural property of everything, just like gravity. That development opens an entire world of opportunity for partnership between Buddhists and neuroscientists. The science of consciousness has made great strides in finding a common language between science and spirituality by correlating the behavior of neuron and experience.   While... / READ MORE /
Tina Turner has been practicing Buddhism for over thirty-five years, and she credits the chanting of mantras with unlocking the doorway to inner peace. In particular, the words “Nam-myoho-renge-kyo” have remained her tried and true mantra, which keeps her feeling at ease, and aware. Regardless of which type of spirituality you practice, chanting (and listening... / READ MORE /
Bodhisattva (“enlightenment being” in English) is a Sanskrit term for anyone who, motivated by great compassion, has the wish to attain buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings. In esoteric philosophy the bodhisattva is the head of the second department of the planetary hierarchy (department of education), otherwise known as “Christos-Maitreya.” From Esoterik.se: “The... / READ MORE /
Dark Room Meditation/Therapy for DMT production is a practice that has been used for thousands of years by sages endeavoring to unlock the great mystery to life. Looking for a drug-free, quick-fix, to having the most profound spiritual experiences available to man? Ever heard of dark room therapy or, as they call it in Thailand,... / READ MORE /
The Argentium Astrum (nee: The A∴A∴) is a spiritual organization, with members that are dedicated to the advancement of humanity by perfection of the individual on every plane of consciousness through a graded series of “universal initiations”. The A.:.A.:. was reconstituted in 1907 by Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones after claiming authority from Aiwass (the... / READ MORE /
The photo below of the Venerable K.C. Ayang Rinpoche was taken on July 26th, 1985. The Tibetan Buddhist monk was blessing the deer in Kyoto’s Nara Park, and had asked only once for a photo to be taken. Saying, “take a photo now”, nobody expected the picture to develop into such a beautiful moment. The... / READ MORE /