2nd edition – by Lama Mark Webber
“Good mind states are love: Foster them, learn about them, nurture them, and expand these precious gems. Realizing that the natural state of mind, the unborn, spontaneously, open awareness is love, Is to realize that love needs no artifice, no work, no concern, no pretension, no fiddling, Leave the mind as it really is: lucid like a crystal and open like the vast expanse of space, Allow love to be, allow love to act naturally,
Out of love act fearlessly to remove suffering states, Allow this love to blossom, enriching all beings.”
Follow the link to read an excerpt from the 2nd edition of Union of Loving-kindness and Emptiness.
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by Lama Mark Webber
“How do we really comprehend the preciousness of life and the world we inhabit? It’s not even possible when every moment is focused on ourselves—self-referencing, anxiety-prone beings—searching to be comfortable and happy in a tiny fragment of what is. When there is mental strength and confidence about Emptiness, we can direct our meditation to understand the Empty-luminous minds of others, all kinds of beings’ minds. How else can we assuredly care for sentient creatures?”
Click here to read an excerpt from Contemplating Illusion Through Loving All Life.
Copies of this book can be ordered by email via namgyalgompa (at) yahoo.ca for $15 plus shipping and handling. For Canada please add $5 per book for shipping and handling. Please ask about all other destinations.
A Very Brief Outline of the Progress of Insight within the Classic Abhidhamma and Mahāmudrā-Dzogchen Traditions
by Lama Yongdu
“Excellent mindfulness is required to discriminate which states of mind lead to liberation, which do not. Without purification through mindfulness of mental activity, there will be no change, and Insight knowledge will not mature. If through purification no volitional states are born, then no karma is produced.” (from the Classic Abhidhamma Insight Tradition section)
“However, we must also cut through stillness of mind and what some Lamas’ call ‘a stale quietude,’ ‘stupid meditation,’ or ‘frozen ice,’ to a vivid, naturally bright mind. There must be the quality of full, unconfined potential, wide awake, compassionate and fully open…
With a stable, settled mind—clear, blissful, without thoughts—awareness is fully, but sharply focused on the empty nature of the mind, or awareness vividly on awareness. This will bring forth the natural state, the recognition of spontaneous awareness…
Thus, no correcting, no fabricating, and no fixation on meditation and post-meditation sessions. Mindful and awake every moment—so as not to corrupt, in any way the wide-awake pristine mindfulness…
Total wonder, awakeness right now! Once there is confidence in this, practice day and night, in an unbroken continuum of natural spontaneity, until the exhaustion of all phenomena. ” (from the Mahāmudrā and Dzogchen section)
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A HEART SONG OF VAST RELEASE
by Mark Webber
“A clear, inspiring book on the very heart of meditation and the glorious nature of the uncontrived mind. Why Meditate? first emphasizes that all meditation is ultimately for the release from suffering and dissatisfaction, then it conveus a vast view of meditation – including important teaching on the cultivation of calm and insight. It also gives helpful advice on how to become free of repetitive struggles and open to the transcendental and the joyous activity of spiritual discovery.
Mark’s refreshing often poetic approach and thought-provoking questions sweep away cobwebs about the spiritual life so that the natural factors of bliss, clarity, spaciousness and nonseparation can be effortlessly experienced and cultivated. joy to read and contemplate, it follows in the Buddhist tradition of the teachings of Mahamudra, the “Great Seal of Voidness” – the finder pointing directly to the ultimate nature of mind and phenomena.
This book also includes the author’s “Homage to Vajra Yogini”, a passionate prayer for the liberation of all beings.”
$15.00 plus shipping and handling.
Being a Photographic Record of Micro Safaris amongst Algae, Flowers and Pollen Summer 2003
by Mark Webber.
Microfaris is currently out of print.