Practices

Contemporary Session Prayers

passage from text:
Goodness comes from this practice now done.
Let me not hold it just in me.
Let it spread to all that is known
And awaken good throughout the world.


Practices

Five Elements

passage from text:
When my mind is the silver dakini of water,
I see these reactions to be the phantoms they are.
In the mirror of mind what appears is just there.
Free from fear I see clearly how all things are.


Practices

Five-Step Mindfulness Practice

passage from text:
Breathing in I feel this emotion/pain/problem
Breathing out I feel this emotion


Practices

Four Immeasurables

passage from text:
May I be happy, well, and at peace.
May I open to things just as they are.
May I experience the world opening to me just as I am.
May I welcome whatever arises.


Mind Training In Seven Points

passage from intro: Mind training works like two sticks rubbed together to make fire. One stick consists of the perspectives and discipline of mind training; the other is composed of the projections and dynamics of habituated patterns in you. Practice generates friction that causes both sticks to burn up.


Practices

Practice Instructions: Taking and Sending

passage from text:
As you grow accustomed to this exchange, and that may take a while, you come to rest in a different way, in a profound acceptance of the pain of the world and the struggles that comprise most people’s lives. In that acceptance, there is a quiet joy, a joy in the wonder of life itself.


Practices

The Magic of Faith

passage from text:
Beings are numberless: I vow to free them all.
Reactions are endless: I vow to release them all.
Doors to experience are infinite: I vow to enter them all.
Ways of awakening are limitless: I vow to know them all.


Practices

Traditional Session Prayers

passage from text:
This precious human form is difficult to obtain and embodies opportunities and resources.
Give me energy to realize its potential.