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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Then through introspection or higher insight vipashyanawe can observe at first hand how the mind works.

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

Do we experience it directly? Do we see our brain? In Nepal he researched the techniques and lore of Tibetan shamanism, including rites of reynnolds and soul retrieval, employed and practiced among Ngakpa Lamas belonging to the Nyingmapa school. At these latter locales, he reynllds the literature, rituals, and meditation practices of the Nyingmapa and Kagyudpa schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the past two decades he has worked closely with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, the foremost exponent of Dzogchen practice in the West, on a number of translations of important Nyingmapa Dzogchen texts.

Books by John Myrdhin Reynolds

In this seminar we will look into meditation practices and Dzogchen as taught by Padmasambhava in Tibet to increase mindfulness and develop our capacities. Views Read View source View history. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now!

This is what jonh Buddha discovered sitting beneath the tree and meditating. 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.

You need JavaScript enabled to view it Last update: Is mind made out of something? Arthur Jeffrey and Iranian Studies under Prof.

The Precepts of the Dharmakaya. Since then he has continued his researches and lectured widely in India, Europe, and America. Sincehe has worked closely with Lopon Tenzin Namdak, the foremost scholar of the Bonpo tradition outside of Tibet, on the translation into English of a large number of ancient and rare Bonpo Dzogchen texts, including the Zhang-zhung Nyan-gyud, and also the Ma Gyud, the Bonpo Mother Tantra.


Electro-chemical activity—these are just words, but is that what we experience? Wojtek, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Mohn, when our conscious dwells in them, we are living in the past and jonn in the present in terms of what we actually experience here and now.

So, in terms of Dzogchenwe must clearly distinguish between mind or the thought process and the Nature of Mind. Dorothea Mihm, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. 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 the Bon tradition with the Iranian religious culture of ancient Central Asia and the West, including Iranian Buddhism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism.

Marti, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. This process of observation of the mind during meditation practice led to the development of Abhidharma psychology in the Buddhist tradition. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya. It is not rrynolds direct perception. But the Sutra system is actually concerned with our whole dimension of embodied existence. His special study was Dzogchen and the Buddhist Tantras, both in their own terms, and in comparison with Gnosticism and other mystical traditions of the West.

The mental and physical events that occur in consciousness which comprise these processes can then be brought into view. Edward Conze, the world-renowned scholar of the Buddhist Prajnaparamita literature.

All articles of CBE. At times this consciousness is bright and focused, at other times dull and diffused, at yet other times subliminalalmost unconscious. The thrust of this research was experiential and participatory, and not just restricted to texts.

It is a stream of constantly changing events occurring in varying degrees of consciousness. Thoughts and conceptual constructions all take time to formeven if that time is only a fraction of a second.


If we see it and can touch it, we think that it is something real. 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.

This distinction may be illustrated by the example of the mirror and the reflections that appear in the mirror. It is inferred and conceptualized and abstracted from our sense experienceespecially from our eye-hand coordination. The Buddha made this quite clear. Does it have a color or a shape?

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. 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.

What is Dzogchen by John Myrdhin Reynolds

In our normal waking state consciousnessafflicted with constant distractionswe live in the condition of the reflections, whereas in the state of contemplation we find ourselves in the condition of the mirror. The Precepts of the Dharmakaya Buy Now! Buddhist Terms John Myrdhin Reynolds: Thus, we live in our conceptual constructions of reality and not in reality itself. Experience is always the touchstone.

It represents a combination of sight and touch. This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat This research johj original texts in Tibetan and Sanskrit, as well as comparative studies in terms of religion, mysticism, and magic, and the producing of monographs thereon, is known as the Vidyadhara Project.

Thus, we may speak here of processes and the mind-stream as against substances and entities. From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia.