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Buddhadharma : Summer 2016
summer 2 0 1 6 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly 81 Every time we weather the storm of inner racial discom- fort—whether it be numbness, confusion, or aversion—we are reprogramming the hardwiring of our conditioning and allowing our hearts to simmer in the bare truth of our direct experience without turning away. Intimacy with our own racial suffering and freedom supports us in engaging others with integrity. 4. Stand for Racial Justice If you are neutral on situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. —Desmond Tutu In the West, we live within a racial context of injustice, hatred, and harm. Whether subtle or openly cruel, out of inno- cence or ignorance, the generational and often unconscious conditioning that breeds social and systemic norms of racial dominance, subordination, and separation, nuanced in every aspect of our day-to-day lives, is tightly sewn into the fabric of society. Don’t stand for racial justice out of guilt, anger, or revenge. Stand for racial justice because it strengthens the well-being of all humankind and calls us to embody the precepts of our practice. A central principle of Buddhist ethics is that we practice not for ourselves but for the benefit of all; therefore, the con- ditioning that perpetuates racial suffering and separation is to be known and uprooted through our practice and our actions. We all have a part to play in the symphony of racial healing. 5. Practice Forgiveness No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. —Buddha When we commit ourselves to racial healing and human kindness, we will make mistakes. I advise practitioners to give themselves ten Get Out of Jail Free cards per day. On one side of this card, write how you blew it. On the other side, write what you learned from it. It is a delusion to believe that our hearts won’t be broken again and again in this awakening practice, and that we won’t find ourselves often in the throws of fear, righteousness, and ill will. But we can acknowledge these contractions, forgive ourselves, and, when centered, apologize and forgive others. Resisting forgiveness causes much injury and strengthens con- ceit. The wise one always forgives first. The practice here is one of bravery and empathy, to not give up on any being or shut anyone out of our heart. This requires us to be both ten- der and wise in the face of racial suffering and to know that we can always begin again. AVAILABLE FROM: Diamond Lotus Foundation, Inc. P.O . Box 272 Ithaca, NY 14851 Part 1: hardcover, $25 Part 2&3: hardcover, $30 KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG Translated & edited by Sonam T. Kazi The Oral Instruction of Kün-zang La-ma on the Preliminary Practices of Dzog-ch’en Long-ch’en Nying-tig, as transcribed by Dza Pal-trül Rin-po-ch’e “These preliminaries contain the essence of the most extraordinary Paramitayana and Inner Vajrayana techniques, which are used to dissolve the original ignorance for the realization of the primordially existent, liberated Mind in all sentient beings. . . . Since these oral instructions contain extremely important information, extracts from various Indian and Tibetan root texts, and heartfelt advice, they will definitely be helpful to real seekers of realization.” — S. T. Kazi (888) 812-8809 www.diamondlotusfoundation.org The Oral Instruction of Kün-zang La-ma on the Preliminary Practices of Dzog-ch'en Long-ch'en Nying-tig by Jig-me Gyal-way Nyu-gu, as transcribed by Dza Pal-trül Rin-po-ch'e KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG Translated & edited by Sonam T. Kazi AVAILABLE FROM: Diamond Lotus Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 861 Beacon, NY 12508 (888) 812-8809 Add $6.00 S/H for first book and $3.00 for each additional book. For expedited shipping, please add $3.00 extra. “It is a universal truth that it is extremely enjoyable to live in this phenomenal world. Nobody wants to part with worldly pleasure. It is also a universal truth that everything that conditionally exists, sooner or later, must face ultimate destruction.... Those of us who are aware of this, in time, search for a solution to transcend death. Some of us come across the Buddhist teaching called Dzog-ch'en, whose superlative virtues excite us so much that we totally forget the proper approach to it. Just as a towering building must have an equally sound foundation, success in ultimate realization through Dzog-ch'en teaching depends entirely on a thorough understanding of the law of karma at the relative level. KÜN-ZANG LA-MAY ZHAL-LUNG explains how to attain the proper balance between the relative and absolute aspects of the practice in very simple language.” PART 1: 256 pp, 8 color plates, hardcover, $35 PART 2 & 3: 352 pp, 4 color plates, hardcover, $50 – S.T. Kazi THE ORAL INSTRUCTION OF KUN-ZANG LA-MA ON THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES OF DZOG-CH’EN LONG -CH’EN NYING -TIG PART ONE As transcribed by Pal-trul O-gyen Jig-me Ch’o-kyi Wang-po Rin-po-ch’e NGA-GYUR NYING -MAY SUNG -RAB ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERIES VOLUME IV Translated from the Tibetan and edited by Sonam T. Kazi ̈ ̈ ̈ THE ORAL INSTRUCTION OF KUN-ZANG LA-MA ON THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICES OF DZOG-CH’EN LONG -CH’EN NYING -TIG PART ONE As transcribed by Pal-trul O-gyen Jig-me Ch’o-kyi Wang-po Rin-po-ch’e NGA-GYUR NYING -MAY SUNG -RAB ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERIES VOLUME IV Translated from the Tibetan and edited by Sonam T. 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