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A Universal Dharma of Heart and Mind

We’re all looking for a path which doesn’t point to an unassailable mountaintop on high. We seek something immediate, tangible and real. A path to free us from doubt and help us find true authentic happiness. A path that doesn’t reject our humanity and the joys of life. A path of an awakened heart and illumined mind.

This is the way of the Awakened Warrior.

Awakened Warriors work diligently to be living miracles and actively embody the Buddhist Dharma. They use their power to make positive things happen in the world. Influenced primarily by the teachings of the Buddha while embracing all the Wisdom Traditions.

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Woman is the Creator of the Universe

“Woman is the creator of the universe, the universe is her form; woman is the foundation of the world, she is the true form of the body. Whatever form she takes, whether the form of a man or a woman, is the superior form. In woman is the form of all things, of all...

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Beyond Concepts

Lama Anam Thubten: "We just get rid of all of our concepts, all of our painful concepts, whatever concepts we are having an affair with. We are always having an affair with concepts and there are plenty of them. Every concept has a story line. Think about it. “I am...

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The Zen Gate is Straightforward

Short texts by Chan master and teacher of Dzogchen, Yogi Chen: Renounce Practices of Precepts, Meditation and Wisdom The Chan (Zen) gate is straightforward. No walking of devious path, no establishment of any path. Completely without path to proceed, completely...

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Buddha Nature is Everywhere, Everything and Everyone

From the Buddhist perspective, the universe is an infinite display of Buddha Nature. Buddha Nature is the mysterious divine Nature that arises out of its own Emptiness to express itself as embodying everyone and everything. Imagine all that exists is an island of pure...

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Loving Without Conditions

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said that, When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, Even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until see clearly that...

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Naked Awareness Practice

NAKED AWARENESS In this teaching on the mind instructions of the Dzogchen master Khenpo Gangshar, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains how the veil of thoughts and emotions is lifted when we rest in the nature of mind as it is, without trying to alter it in any way. A...

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The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra

The Perfect Enlightenment Sutra is one of the most popular and influential sutras in Zen. It was held in the highest regards by some of the greatest Zen Master's like Zongmi and Chinul. The sutra itself is twelve chapters and the introductory section describes the...

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Ten Vows of Samantabhadra

Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, was so moved the first time he heard the Buddha preach the Dharma that he made Ten Great Vows right there on the spot: Ten Vows of Samantrabhadra Bodhisattva (Recorded in the Avatamsaka Sutra; aka the Garland Sutra) To venerate, pay homage...

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What Am I Koan

"Do you have a Koan?" That was the first question Korean Zen Master, Venerable Hwasun Yangil Sunim asked me. I had heard about Koans before - mainly from books. I didn't really think they were essential for Zen practice. But here I was, sitting in front of an actual...

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