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Buddhadharma : Spring 2017
spring 2 0 1 7 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly 15 Cuban writer Reinaldo Reynas, who was imprisoned for being gay and whose work was banned, said that it was crucial to remember that people like him weren’t the counterculture; the regime was the counter- culture, and people like him were the cul- ture, which he described as everything that is diverse, luminous, mysterious, and festive. We are the culture. Right now, that puts us in the interesting position of being the conservatives, in the sense of protecting traditions we hold dear—protecting our human gifts to each other, like civil rights and simple civility, and also protecting the most ancient traditions of all, those held in the waters and the land and the wide skies that connect us to interstellar space. There is such dignity in this role, sitting like Guanyin in royal ease posture, steadfastly attentive with very old eyes, one leg already raised so that rising to respond is graceful and immediate. We are being given the embodiment of ancient protective dignity in the people of Standing Rock. We are being given a vision of generous conservatism in the vets who have gone to defend them, to put their training, as one of them said, at the service of the people’s prayers. Whose heart is not pierced and humbled by these First Peoples’ steadfastness in the face of everything this nation has forced upon them? Let us sup- port them in all the ways we can, and let us, with pierced and humble hearts, learn from them about what it means to be the culture. We could be a gathering of everyday bodhisattvas—diverse, luminous, mysteri- ous, and festive. We could encourage each other and be fiercely loyal to holding the field for everyone, encircling the vulnerable, and acting as elders, whatever our age. The world that is swirling into existence will not wait for us. The future we hold dear is call- ing each of us right now to be its ancestor. FROM FACEBOOK, DECEMBER 3, 2016 keep this in your heart Regarded as a fully enlightened being, the great fourteenth-century Dzogchen master Longchenpa offered these final instructions to meditators who want to follow in his footsteps. Unless you mingle your mind with the dharma, it is pointless to merely sport a spiritual veneer. Keep to the bare necessities for sustaining your life and warding off the bitter cold; reflect on the fact that nothing else is really needed. Practice guru yoga and supplicate one-pointedly. Direct every spirit- ual practice you do to the welfare of all sen- tient beings, your own parents. Whatever good or evil, joy or sorrow befalls you, train in seeing it as your guru’s kindness. Within the vastness of spontaneous self-knowing, let be freely, uncontrived and free of fabrication. Whatever thoughts arise, be sure to recognize your nature so that they all dissolve as the play of dharmata. Even though you practice in such a way that there is not even as much as a hair tip