Every experience is energy

We know that within every feeling or sensation
there is the same pure energy –
that both negative and positive emotions
are flexible manifestations of energy.

Then we know how to use the raw material of experience.

At the beginning of any sensation
we increase and expand it
until it becomes firmly established.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Kum Nye Relaxation

Penetrating the deeper levels of our experience

Unless we train our minds to be more gentle,
we may never be able to penetrate to
the deeper levels of our own experience.

To open inner channels of communication
that now lie hidden and forgotten,
we must discover new ways of linking body and mind.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Teachings from the Heart

The sweet sense of aliveness…

Awareness is not a matter of “being aware of” something. Awareness develops from the alert attention that perceives an object’s full dimensionality – its depth, its luminosity, its significance – all at once. It allows our senses to savor the juice of experience,  the sweet sense of aliveness that makes experience meaningful.  Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche The Joy of Being

The clarity of direct experience…

When there is nothing to distort the clarity of direct experience –
no concepts, no sensations, and no memories,
no body, no mind, no senses,
not even any awareness of you yourself being –
there is only being.

This is the kind of experience we need.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
The Joy of Being

Complete satisfaction in life…

Complete satisfaction in life
is possible for all of us.

But to realize this satisfaction,
we must choose a balanced approach to our experience.

complete satisfaction in life

In every situation we have the choice of which way we would like to go.

By choosing the side of light and freedom,
we are assured of ever increasing fulfillment and purpose in life.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Hidden Mind of Freedom

A close relationship with experience…

We can develop a close, reliable friendship with our experience.

As this friendship grows, we discover that transcendence is not found somewhere beyond, or in some other time;

whatever happens in our lives can serve to embody enlightenment. 

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Hidden Mind of Freedom

True enjoyment and satisfaction…

The mind is more than the thoughts it entertains;
underneath lies a vital energy that is
active, responsive, and attentive to every moment.

Contacting this energy directly generates a sense of true enjoyment and satisfaction that enables us to appreciate all of our experience.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Hidden Mind of Freedom