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Erik Pema Kunsang

Erik Pema Kunsang

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Translator of ancient Buddhist scriptures, author, bridge-builder to modern life, Buddhist teacher & meditation instructor. Board of director at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. Founder of Rangjung Yeshe Publications and LEVEKUNST art of life. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author. Erik's website & retreats.

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A SONG FROM THE MAD DHARMA LION
A SONG FROM THE MAD DHARMA LION
The yogi master, Dharma Lion’s Garland, song written for the dance of the moon in water, followed by his evocations concerning the subtle pilgrimage places within the body, and finally the song itself becomes the topic.
LISTEN UP – MILAREPA SINGS
LISTEN UP – MILAREPA SINGS
Listen dear, listen up Rechungpa, your old man Milarepa here, I sleep sometimes & sleeping. . . meditate, sleeping & sleeping, just that is meditation, the murky fog turns clear, there’s a way & I’m the guy who knows how others don’t, but if they did, I’d be happy.
MILA’S SONG OF REALIZATION
MILA’S SONG OF REALIZATION
When I’m meditating, I abide In the natural state, effortlessly settled In the unwavering state, freely settled In the open ...
SEEING, DEEPENING, RESPONDING AND ARRIVING
SEEING, DEEPENING, RESPONDING AND ARRIVING
Dear children, listen closely! What you call mind isn’t anything at all, allow your own mind to look at itself. Past thoughts are no longer here, and the future’s not yet here and whatever arises now is beyond reckoning.
EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING – A SONG BY MILAREPA
EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING – A SONG BY MILAREPA
Once while walking down the street a homeless guy asked me for some money. I glanced into his clear open eyes and was seized with a yearning to be of assistance. I fumbled for change, but had none. I looked at him, again, and said “I’m sorry, man, I have nothing”. And he said: “That’s alright man, everything is everything.”

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