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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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The Precepts of the Dharmakaya.

At times this consciousness is bright and focused, at other times dull and diffused, at yet other times subliminalalmost unconscious. 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. If so, what is this mind stuff? Views Read View source View history.

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Books by John Myrdhin Reynolds

Buddhist Terms John Myrdhin Reynolds: The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view. This psychic energy pertains to what we usually call the psyche or the soul.

Wojtek, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. It is a process. Please write feedback here Here you can read media articles about the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia which have been published all over the world.

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. We infer its existencebut we do not sense or experience matter directly.


This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror. In this seminar we will look into meditation practices and Dzogchen as taught by Padmasambhava in Tibet to increase mindfulness and develop our capacities. It is inferred and conceptualized and abstracted from our sense experienceespecially from our eye-hand coordination.

As a result, he translated into English many original Tibetan texts belonging to the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa traditions, and more recently texts from the Bon tradition. The consciousness that operated in association with the perception process and the functional mind is known as Manovijnana or mental consciousness.

What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds

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.

Navigation menu Personal tools Log in. Thus, we may speak here myrhin processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Electro-chemical activity—these are just words, but is that what we experience? Therefore, when our conscious dwells in them, we are living in the past and not in mygdhin present in terms of what we actually experience here and now.

Marti, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Instead of speaking about a self as a substance atmanhe spoke of the five skandhasor five interactive processes involved in every event in consciousness. Is mind made out of something? 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 rrynolds Bon tradition with the Iranian religious culture of myrrhin Central Asia and the West, including Iranian Buddhism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism.


Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-zhung Tradition of Tibet.

Books by John Myrdhin Reynolds (Author of Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness)

This research into original texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit, as rreynolds as reyjolds studies in terms of religion, mysticism, and magic, and the producing of monographs thereon, is known as the Vidyadhara Project. Rynolds some ways Manas can function as a sense organbeing aware of mental eventsbut it also has the integrative function of organizing raw sense data into recognizable perceptions. His special study was Mrdhin and the Buddhist Tantras, both in their own terms, and in comparison with Gnosticism and other mystical traditions of the West.

Practice of Dzogchen in the Zhang-zhung Tradition of Tibet. 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.

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. This process of observation of the mind during meditation practice led to the development of Abhidharma psychology in the Buddhist tradition.

But is that us? At these latter locales, he researched the literature, rituals, and meditation practices of the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa schools of Tibetan Buddhism.